Ashburn mother, father found dead after apparent murder-suicide: police

A family in Ashburn, Virginia is in shambles after two people were found dead Wednesday morning. 

Three kids, now without their parents, and a memorial is growing outside the home for their mother and father in what police believe to be a murder-suicide. 

"It seemed to be an incident that was contained in the home," said Loudoun County Sheriff, Mike Chapman. 

SkyFox was at the scene as the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call Tuesday on Old Line Terrace for a man who was found on fire after jumping from a third-story window. 

Just before 9:30 a.m, a neighbor tried to save the man by putting out the flames with a fire extinguisher, but could not. 


Police say when they searched the home they found a woman dead inside with stab wounds. 

"A domestic situation, murder-suicide most likely," said the Sheriff. 

"But again until everything is in and all the information is validated, we don’t want to commit to that but in all likelihood, it appears to be what happened here," Chapman went on to say. 

Photos of the couple were shared by their church on social media and family at the scene spoke with FOX 5 off-camera. 

They tell us Mariam and Gunn Kamal moved to America from Egypt seven years ago.  

Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather

They had three kids, all were at school when the incident occurred. 

"They’re dealing with a lot right now. We want to make sure they get all the help and assistance that they can get," Chapman said. 

"We had to work with certainly their church, an Arabic church that they were familiar with to try to find some sort of placement for them because they had lost both of their parents."

The children are now staying with family and the St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church is trying to help cover the funeral costs of their parents and assist those now responsible for providing for the kids. 

The sheriff’s office says they had not been called to the home before. The investigation is still ongoing.