Va. Spiritual Group Mourns Members Killed In India

Alan Scherr, 58, and his daughter Naomi, 13, were shot and killed when gunmen opened fire in the cafe at the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai Wednesday. Twenty-five members of the Synchronicity Foundation — a meditation retreat center in rural Faber, Va. — had traveled to Mumbai for a tour of local ashrams.

Alan Scherr was the tour guide for the group, which included its guru, Master Charles Cannon. As Bobbie Garvey, a spokesperson for the Synchronicity Foundation, tells Michele Norris, Naomi Scherr had hoped to use the trip as the basis for the essay portion of college applications.

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