"My heart aches for everyone involved, especially for the victims and their families", Simone wrote. "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my honest condolences to everyone affected by this awful tragedy", Simone wrote in the statement.
Biles, 22, the most decorated American gymnast of all time, also asked for privacy as her family deals "with our pain".
According to WSAV-TV in Savannah, Ga., on August 14 the Liberty County Sheriff's Office received a request from investigators in Cleveland for a sample of Biles-Thomas's DNA.
Devaughn Gibson, 23, DelVaunte Johnson, 19, Toshon Banks, 21, all died in the incident, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.
Hours after her brother was arrested on murder charges, Biles posted a message on Twitter.
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In 2017, the gold medalist shared a series of photos with her brother.
When Biles was age 6, she and her sister Adria were adopted by their grandfather and raised in Houston, CBS News reported.
The 24-year-old, who was on active duty in the Army when he was arrested, is being held without bail in the Liberty County, Georgia jail and is set to appear in court next week.
He's now being held at a jail in Hinesville, Ga., where he was arrested on August 29 according to jail records, and is on hold to be transferred to OH and face arraignment on September 13.
Biles, according to USA Today, did not grow up with Biles-Thomas.