Brooke Slocum, 18, a pregnant teenager and her boyfriend have been murdered after arranging a sex tryst on craigslist.
Police in a Grand Rapids, Michigan suburb told the couple had arranged to meet Brady Oestrike, 31,(judging by his facebook profile an avid gun enthusiast) through one of Craigslist’s online sex personals sections. According to emails found by investigators, Brooke Slocum, 18, had arranged to meet Oestrike for a sexual encounter if he paid for it. She planned for her boyfriend Charles Oppenneer, 25,to also be present. The plan had entailed the boyfriend watch his heavily pregnant girlfriend have sex with Oestrike.
The degree of terror would not fully come to be comprehended until cops then told that Brooke Slocum had been held captive at Oestrike’s Wyoming home for five days before being killed. Her body would come to be found in the trunk of Oestrike’s car on Thursday.
At the time of her murder, Brooke Slocum was eight months pregnant. Cops would also add that the couple had gone missing on July 12th.
After cops obtained a search warrant for Oestrike’s home, he would take to fleeing, sending cops on pursuit before crashing his car. Oestrike fatally shot himself after the crash, and that’s when police discovered Slocum’s body, according to ABC News. Police also suspect Oestrike murdered Oppenneer. Brace yourselves:
Police Chief James Carmody says her boyfriend [Oppenneer] was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn’t been found. It’s likely that Oppenneer died of some kind of head trauma, but that couldn’t be determined without his head being found, police said.
WOOD TV offered more details on the investigation currently underway:
Investigators who searched through Oestrike’s Wyoming home, which Carmody called a “hellish environment,” recovered more than 400 items connected to the case.Included in those items were dozens of firearms and knives and ammunition. Computers, cameras and electronic monitoring devices – as well as items that belonged to Oppenneer and Slocum – were also found, Carmody said.
Carmody also discussed Oestrike’s criminal history, which included two domestic assault complaints filed by his ex-girlfriend. The first was filed in May and the second was filed in June when Oestrike’s ex moved out of his home, Carmody said.
Investigators have since made contact with the ex-girlfriend, and she is alive and well, according to Carmody.
Brooke Slocum’s father, Greg Slocum said that his daughter was going to move in with her mother two weeks before her disappearance because she had broken up with Oppenneer – but instead, they got back together.
His daughter was desperate to get back with her child’s father ‘no matter what it took – and she paid the ultimate price for it’,
Police are now being assisted by the FBI, and are currently investigating if there were other possible victims of Oestrike.