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Gruesome new details released about triple homicide in Wyoming


WYOMING, MICHIGAN (WKZO) -- Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody says last week’s triple murder/suicide in KentCounty is “Disturbing”.

That may be an understatement after he revealed yesterday that the head of victim Charlie Oppenneer is still missing. He says it appears that his pregnant girlfriend, Brooke Slocum was held captive in restraints before she was strangled to death and stuffed in Brady Oestrike’s trunk.

They seized restraints and assault rifles from the home.

Chief Carmody says they also searched the home for other victims but didn’t find any. They are still processing his hard drives to see what they can learn from them, and looking for that missing head.

Oestrike committed suicide after he crashed his car during a high speed chase with police on Friday, rather than be taken into custody. He took some secrets with him when he went.

Funeral services where held yesterday for Oppenneer. Slocum’s funeral will be Wednesday.

The family of murder victim Brooke Slocum says the girl they knew was not the one being portrayed by the police and the media.

They say she was talented, beautiful and a caring person.

  Uncle Rod Knepper spoke for the family.  

Police say Slocum and her boyfriend, Charlie Oppenneer traded sex for money and they met Brady Oestrike through Craig’s list because he offered to pay.

 He is the man who police say brutally killed them, before killing himself.

  Both the family and police agree it should serve as a warning about blind ads on internet websites.  

  Norton Shores police made inquiries with Wyoming Detectives to see if Oestrike might have been involved with the disappearance of Jessica Heeringa, who was snatched from a gas station last year.

They now don’t think there was any connection.