Randy Janzen posted a chilling confession to his Facebook page after allegedly murdering his wife, sister and daughter in their home in Langley, in the tiny Fraser Valley community of Rosedale, British Columbia on Thursday.
In the online post, Randy Janzen wrote that his torment over his 19-year-old daughter Emily’s debilitating migraines led him to shoot her in the head. He then allegedly killed himself after setting fire to the family home.
Shortly after the post was uploaded to Facebook on Thursday, investigators confirmed a multiple homicide involving relatives had taken place. Following the shootings, police surrounded one of the two residences and fired distraction devices into it, shorty afterward, the house shortly exploded into flames.
The Daily Mail reported that Canadian father has apparently confessed to shooting dead his teenage daughter, wife, and sister at two separate homes in a chilling Facebook post, writing: ‘Now my family is pain-free and in heaven.’
In the online post, Randy Janzen seemingly writes that his torment over his 19-year-old daughter Emily’s debilitating migraines led him to shoot her in the head at a house in British Columbia.
He adds that he then gunned down his wife, Laurel, ‘because a mother should never have [to] hear the news her baby has died’, and his sister, Shelly, so that she did not ‘have to live with this shame’.
Shortly after the post was uploaded to the social network on Thursday, investigators confirmed a multiple homicide involving relatives had taken place at two different residences in the province.
Following the shootings, police surrounded one of the homes and tried to speak to a man inside, officials said. They then fired gas grenades into the house, which caught fire and exploded into flames.
Although the man and the victims are yet to be formally identified, Janzen owned the home that exploded on Llanberis Way in Rosedale. Neighbors said a family of three lived at the property.
Janzen is believed to have killed himself during the police standoff, according to The Province newspaper. It is not yet confirmed that he wrote the post that appeared on his Facebook page.
On Friday, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokeswoman, Sergeant Stephanie Ashton, said: ‘It is believed that several members of one family including the suspect are deceased.’
She said that one body had been located in the house that did not explode, situated in Langely. But she added she could not confirm the number of victims at the crime scene at 10003 Llanberis Way.
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