Pregnant girl strangled, boyfriend decapitated in online sex case




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WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A pregnant Michigan teenager strangled and her boyfriend decapitated after apparently connecting a stranger through the online Craigslist for a sexual encounter, said Monday.

The in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said 18-year- Brooke Slocum held captive before her death. Her body found Thursday in the trunk of the suspect’s car. She eight pregnant.

James Carmody says her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn’t been found. [eap_ad_1] It’s likely Oppenneer died of some kind of head trauma, but couldn’t be determined without his head being found, said.

Emails indicate Slocum connected the suspect, 31-year- Brady Oestrike, through a Craigslist ad and arranged a sexual encounter where Oppenneer would be present, according to investigators.

Police got a search warrant for Oestrike’s , and he fled. He fatally shot himself after crashing his car, after which police found Slocum’s body.

Carmody said it has been a “hellish environment” for as they investigated the various crime scenes, including Oestrike’s .

Investigators collected at least 400 items Oestrike’s , including firearms, ammunition and knives. They also seized a number of electronics items and possessions both victims.

Police said they to keep investigating to see if there were any other involved in the killings.
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