A grim story is emerging out of Alabama as police say a 49-year-old man allegedly killed his son, daughter and her fiancé before killing himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that Anthony Wade Parker, 49, shot his 12-year-old son, Rusty Parker, his daughter, Heather Parker, and her fiancé, Brandon Roberts, 20, at his home on Chinch Creek Road in the White Plains section of Alabama, according to Al.com.
County Sheriff Mathew Wade told local media that prior to the incident, the alleged killer Anthony Parker called his sister. He reportedly told her that he had already killed three people and was going to kill himself.
His sister promptly called 911 and when deputies responded to Wade’s address, they found the three victims in the front yard of his home around noon yesterday.
“His wife separated from him in the last several months and he hadn’t been taking that well,” Wade added, according to People.
The deputies then traced Wade’s last known location through his cellphone to the abandoned Rabbitown Store where they found him dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Law enforcement said they found Parker mere minutes after discovering the three victims dead at his home.
Neither Heather Parker nor the 12 year-old-son, Rusty Parker, lived with the father. The children’s mother was not home and was said to be out of state during the incident, Sheriff Wade said.
The motive for the alleged murders are as yet unknown to authorities.
“Working hard to find answers to give this family as to why this occurred,” Sheriff Wade said. “This is definitely devastating to the family and to us as well. It’s very disturbing and we will be praying for them.”
According to MailOnline, the mother of Heather and Rusty, Tasha Parker, claimed that Anthony Parker was a “monster” who “put them through hell their whole lives.”
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Heather Parker, Brandon Roberts, and Rusty Parker/Facebook]