A St. Louis power couple that moved to the Atlanta area to expand their business were found dead in what investigators believe was a murder-suicide.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sandy Springs police Sgt. Salvador Ortega said before 9 p.m. on Nov. 6, Keianna Burns, 44, shot and killed her husband, 46-year-old Ronnell Burns, before shooting herself.
Keianna owned Kritique Designs Beauty & Barber Salon, which was based in their hometown of St. Louis.
Their tragic deaths were first reported by VOP News STL, an independent St. Louis news outlet, according to the Post.
The couple’s teenage daughter reported a domestic violence incident to the police on the night of the incident, VOP reported. She called the police away from home. When officers arrived, neighbors said they heard gunshots coming from the Burns’ house. The police entered and found the couple dead.
Keianna said in an October Facebook live video that she was struggling to adjust to life in Georgia without an extended family and friends to help with things like watching their children. She also hinted at struggling with her mental health.
“Stay prayed up,” Keianna tells her Facebook followers, adding that it wasn’t a smooth transition to Georgia.
“Right now my husband is at a retreat. I stayed back because we have our children here,” she said. “However, I just hopped on here because you have to be prepared for life changes no matter what it is that is taking place. I’m trying to encourage someone because things in your life can change for the good or the bad overnight literally. And if you don’t feel like you are a strong enough individual, some things may take you out.”
Keianna stated that she sometimes has “gloomy days,” but she’s thankful for the “very positive people on my timeline” who help lift her spirits.
“Honestly if I’m being totally perfectly honest, I’m having one right now. And the reason I’m going live is sometimes you gotta reach out and tell people that you need love. You need support, you need care. You just need a hug. And honestly you guys, I need that. I need that right now.”