An American father and his teenage daughter were confirmed dead in the terrorist attacks in India by a Virginia foundation.

Alan Scherr and his 13-year-old daughter Naomi of Faber, Va., were killed while they were in a cafe in Mumbai, a spokeswoman from the Synchronicity Foundation said Friday.

"They were deceased ... and remained in the cafe until officials were able to get to them," Bobbie Garvey told FOX News.

Garvey said the 58-year-old father and his daughter were identified by the group's founder, Master Charles Cannon.

The two were having a snack in the cafe before heading to bed. Several others who were dining with them — two women from Tennessee and a Canadian — were wounded but not killed, Garvey said.

Two of the injured had surgery and were recovering, while another was released from a hospital there.

Garvey said the wounded members of the group reported seeing Alan Scherr take a bullet to the head and fall down.

His daughter was also seen lying on the ground, but the others weren't sure if she had been shot, Garvey said.

The State Department confirmed Friday the deaths of two Americans in the attacks, but did not release any names.

The Scherrs lived at the Nelson County foundation, about 15 miles southwest of Charlottesville, which promotes a high-tech form of meditation.

Garvey said Scherr is a Maryland native and a former college professor. He was a vice president at the foundation and its official spokesman.

Father and daughter had traveled to India on Nov. 14 as part of a contingent of 25 from the foundation, Garvey said. The were expected to return Dec. 1.

Naomi Scherr was home-schooled and finished her primary education a year early. She was going to use her India experience as the basis for her entrance essay for the college prep boarding school Emma Willard in Troy, N.Y., according to Garvey.

"She was determined to go there and to get a scholarship," she said.

The group issued a statement about the father and daughter.

"[Alan] was committed to making a positive difference in the world and devoted himself to the community he lived in," the statement read. "Naomi was a bright and lively young woman who loved spending time with people and living life to the fullest."

Garvey said the foundation was dealing with the mixed news about the members who survived the attacks as well as the two who died.

"The community down here is very joyous and all at the same time is grieving," she said.

FOXNews.com's Michelle Maskaly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.