On 1st August 2007, the badly beaten bodies of Jane Kuria, Isabella Kuria and Annabel Kuria were discovered in their Powder Springs, Georgia home. Also in the home, was Jeremy Kuria, 7, and Peter Thande, 11, seriously injured and unconscious.
Jane Kuria and her children, Isabella, Annabel and Jeremy, arrived in Boston in 2001 from Kenya after the death of her husband. In 2002 she moved to the suburb of Powder Springs. She was working at a local hospital and nursing home at the time of her death. Isabella was a college student in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Annabel was a high school sophomore at McEachern High School.