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Couple Found Next to Murder Message in California Home

Golam and Shamima Rabbi -Photo via Twitter

A couple was found slain in their San Jose, Calif., home Sunday next to a message written on the floor saying “Sorry, my first kill was clumsy,” according to reports.
Police officers discovered the bodies of Golam Rabbi, 59, and his wife Shamima Rabbi, 57, at 1:47 p.m. Sunday, according to the San Jose Police Department. Both had been shot at least once, and homicide investigators are trying to find their eldest son.
“At this time he is not considered a suspect but may have information regarding this incident,” San Jose Police spokesman Albert Morales said in a statement Tuesday night.
Witnesses who entered the home in the Quimby area looking for the Rabbis after they hadn’t been heard from or seen several days told KGO-TV they found the message scrawled in ink on the hardwood floor next to the slain couple.
Morales didn’t confirm or deny the eerie message, but he said detectives believe whoever killed the Rabbis was familiar to them rather than a random murderer.
The Rabbis are survived by two sons, one 17 years old and one in his 20s. Police said they have spoken with the younger son but the older one is wanted for questioning.
“Our homicide investigators are working diligently to try and conduct a thorough and complete investigation, so that we may bring closure to this horrible crime and provide answers,” Morales said.
Fellow members of the Evergreen Islamic Center knew Golam Rabbi, an engineer, and Shamima Rabbi, an accountant, as humble people who moved to America from Bangladesh 30 years ago, Evergreen spokesman Dr. Hasan Rahim told the Daily News.
“I’ve never met people who were so polite and gentle and kind,” Rahim said. “For them to have met this violent end is just beyond comprehension for me.”
Both Evergreen and the South Bay Islamic Association, where the Rabbis were also longtime members, shared a prayer for the family.
“We ask Allah (swt) to forgive the deceased, shower His mercy on them, and make their graves a garden from paradise,” the statement said. “In addition, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and ask Allah (swt) to grant them strength and patience during this most difficult time.”