Update: 3 Dead, Possible Murder-Suicide in Sandy Springs

The bodies of an elderly mother and two adult children were found in a home near Brandon Mill Road, late Wednesday afternoon.


Three people were found dead inside a home at 52 Brandon Ridge Drive near Brandon Mill and Abernathy Roads, just before 4 p.m., Wednesday.

Sandy Springs Police say it may be a murder-suicide.

The victims are Edith Renner, age 89 of Brandon Ridge; daughter Suzanne Renner, 49, who lived at the same address, and son Charles Renner, 45, of Thousands Oaks Place in Kennesaw.

Sandy Springs Police spokesperson Steve Rose said a co-worker of Charles Renner was concerned earlier Wednesday when Renner did not show-up for a morning work meeting. He contacted Renner's wife who told him that Renner often checks on his mother in Sandy Springs.

The co-worker decided to go to the mother’s home and saw the three victims through the window. 

“The mother and sister were in a chair,” Rose said. “We’re treating it as an active crime scene.”

Neighbors are saying there was another recent death in the family, Rose said.

Police have not concluded that the incident is a murder-suicide.

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jason arrington January 18, 2013 at 03:32 PM
Chuck Renner was a good friend of mine. There is no way he committed this crime. There needs to be a thourogh investigation!
Marlabeth Davis January 20, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Chuck was a fun loving, successful man who made a very stable and comfortble living. His income allotted his beautiful wife to be a stay at home mother of their three children. Chuck's psychological profile does not fit a person who would commit suicide or murder someone, let alone members of his own family. I believe this was a murder for hire and Chuck was the primary target. The other to victoms were murdered simply because they were witnesses and could identify the killer. I theorize the killer is either a lover ( of wife) and or someone ( co- worker) who knew Chuck and his financial status, including, but not limited to the amount of his life insurance policy. Of course, I am theorizing, but please investigate his "extremley" beautiful ( out of Chuck's league) stay at ( luxury) home, wife. Thank you!!!
Kim johns January 21, 2013 at 02:41 AM
Are you kidding me??! I know his wife who owned her win business - she didn't live off of him. There's no way she would Ever bring harm to get family. Everyone who knows her knows that's ludicrous. You're an idiot.
Kim johns January 21, 2013 at 02:44 AM
Marlabeth (if that's your real name) you should be ashamed of yourself! You know his psychological profile? You think you know his wife? You don't know a thing! Get your facts straight before you spew your venom.
L January 23, 2013 at 08:08 AM
Wow "marlabeth" .. 1. You've been watching too much Law & Order. 2. Donna IS extremely beautiful, and even more so as the person she is on the inside. 3. You sound like you think you know a lot about him. Maybe they should be looking at you and what appears to be your unrequited love for Chuck. Jealous much?
Susan Meeks January 25, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Who would go and put something like this on a public forum about a loving and kind woman who is grieving for herself and her children~Think before you say or post something that could not only hurt her but her children~ YOU need to get a heart and not assume or judge~ Donna is not only beautiful on the outside but has a heart of GOLD~ God doesn't like UGLY~
Watching January 30, 2013 at 01:34 PM
Watching January 30, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Your turn Marlabeth, just don't stoop to name calling. Sad thing is in my opinion the only Deeply Troubled Person was the one doing the shooting, who ever it was.
Robert J Hamrick June 24, 2013 at 12:08 AM
I knew this guy from kindergarten to high school and if he was the same now as he was then I'm not surprised. He was a complete jerk.
M July 11, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Let's see, Robbie. Disparaging someone you have not seen for close to 30 years who was obviously suffering from mental illness. What if is wife or children see this? You are the complete jerk here. I knew Chuck for the past 20+ years. Could not disagree with you more.
Robert J Hamrick February 18, 2014 at 11:53 PM
You're absolutely right. I guess as far as multiple murderers go he was the salt of. the earth type. I am so sorry


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