Craigslist Killings: First look outside triple murder suspect’s home in Wyoming

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WYOMING, Mich (July 19, 2014) - Nearly two days after a suspect in an ongoing triple murder investigation apparently took his own life following a police chase, we're getting a first look at the outside of his home along Taft Avenue in Wyoming.

Investigators have been working to process evidence at 31-year-old Brady Oestrike's home since Thursday evening, and remained on scene as of Saturday afternoon.

Police continue to block of a portion of Taft Avenue near Porter Street as the investigation continues.

Oestrike was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following a brief police chase after an attempted 'high-risk' traffic stop in Wyoming on Thursday evening.

Oestrike's vehicle crashed into a barrier along Burton Street near the U.S. 131 overpass.  Oestrike was found deceased in the vehicle.  Brooke Ann Slocum, 18, who'd been reported missing by Wyoming Police on Thursday afternoon, was found dead in the trunk of the vehicle.  Slocum was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

Slocum was reported missing after investigators developed information that she was likely the last person to have contact with 25-year-old Charlie Oppenneer, her boyfriend, who was found dead in a wooded area near Gezon Court in Wyoming on Wednesday.

Officers made the discovery after investigating an abandoned vehicle in the area.

On Friday, Wyoming Police Chief James Carmody revealed Slocum had connected with Oestrike through a Craigslist ad.

Saturday afternoon, investigators remained tight-lipped about specifics of the ongoing investigation, asking anyone that may have information on the case to come forward.

"If someone has information that they believe is pertinent that we really need to know, calling us and communicating with us is probably the best way to make sure that we know all the information that we need for the resolution of this case," said Captain Kim Koster of the Wyoming Police Department.

"We have received some information, but like I said, a lot of it is coming third hand through a social media site," said Koster.  "I've gotten inquires from the media that they're receiving and it's difficult for us to sort through some of that so we would appreciate it if people could communicate directly with the police department so we can sit down and find out if the information that they have is accurate and it's something that can help this investigation."

At Friday's press conference, investigators said they're hoping to reveal new details about the investigation on Tuesday.

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  • Shocked neighbors

    Stay out of my neighborhood, this is where a horrible tragedy occurred not an amusement site for your personal jollies. What is wrong with the people in this city.

  • Samantha

    I really don’t think this whole story needs to be public. Charlie left behind two small children and when they grow up they don’t need to see the details. What a horrible tragedy. These people’s personal lives should stay that way.

    • Reggie

      You can’t hide the truth from his children. It is better that they know the truth when they are older. To hide the truth would be more harmful to them. This is news and that is why it is in the papers and on the internet

  • teresa avery

    I agree I am the grand parent of his babies. The dad of brook keeps on going to the news media. He needs attention ley this go grieve your child and grand child’s And let everyone move on already.

  • Jay

    What are you talking about. He murdered three people and you want her family to “MOVE ON ALREADY” . That is crazy. I know he is your family member and I am sorry, but they are still investigating.

  • marye punches

    They found mulitiple people in suitcases in his basememt doing D&A testing on those other people found. A real nut job this guy was enjoying killing people I’m glad he KILLED himself.

    • Marie Dennis

      D&A? Oh, you mean “DNA”… as in deoxyribonucleic acid. Yes, please continue to tell me how much you know about things and stuff and things.


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