A man from Rosedale, just outside of Chilliwack, appears to have made a disturbing post to Facebook saying he killed his daughter, his wife and his sister.
A man named Randy Janzen wrote a post, saying he first shot his daughter Emily, then his wife Laurel, and his sister Shelly.
In the post, Janzen claims his 19-year-old daughter was suffering from migraines, and her death makes her pain free.
The man is believed to have died in a fire he set to his own home, after the deaths of his daughter, wife and sister.
Homicide investigators admit it was a social media post that tipped them off to an apparent murder-suicide in the Fraser Valley.
Sgt. Stephanie Ashton with the Integrated Homicide Investigation team will only say several members of one family, including the suspect, are dead.
Two crime scenes
Ashton says other than the home in Rosedale, a body was found in a home in Langley.
“This investigation is extremely complex, involving two crime scenes and potentially multiple victims. At this time, IHIT believes this incident is not random, and the suspect and victims were related to each other.”
The home where the suspected multiple murder-suicide was committed remains taped off by police.
Investigators have yet to confirm any details, but are expected to speak to media this aftern
Neighbours, who were forced to temporarily leave their homes for a few hours last night, have only been told two people are dead.oon.
An emotional Linda Anderson says she didn’t expect to see this happen her her quiet, little neighbourhood.
“It was a war zone here. Looked out, I heard noise at about 5 o’clock, and I saw all of the police cars lined up down the street. And then the SWAT team came in with the assault rifles and what have you, and kind of barricaded behind the neighbour’s garage. They were on bull horn yelling at him to come out with his hands over his head, and that they wouldn’t hurt him, and that he was under arrest.”
Anderson says she then heard multiple gun shots, before the home went up in flames.
CKNW’s Marcella Bernardo is in Rosedale, where she spoke to the Janzen’s neighbour Linda Anderson.
You can listen to that conversation here:
Emily Janzen remembered
Randy Janzen’s Facebook post has been reprinted here (from The Province), without edits.
A warning, the details are incredibly disturbing.
Over the last 10 days I have done some of the worst things I could have ever imagined a person doing.First to do with my dear,sweet loving daughter Emily.The best little girl two parents could ever hope for.She was talented and smart and filled out hearts with her laughter.She was always willing to help with a smile even when she was feeling lousy.Emily excelled at so many things but slowly had to stop almost everything because of the migraines.(But when it effected her beloved singing it took a part of her soul).She has been very ill with migraines that have plagued her since Elementary School.This has caused her to miss two years at UBC which completely broke her heart.I don’t think anyone really knew how much pain Emily was in on a daily basis and the severe depression that these migraines caused her.Emily watched her friends from high school move on with their lives while hers was spent wrenching into a puke tray and hours at the Emergency Rm.Since Oct/Nov her migraines have escalated to excruciating again and I just could not see my little girl hurt for one more second.She had shown unimaginable strength through a lot of migraine pain over the years and always seemed try and look on the bright side and always loved talking about things “When I get better lets do this and let’s do that”.I wish sweetheart.Emily had tried everything to get better but nothing seemed to help her. I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon,her long beautiful brown hair flowing in the breeze,a true angel.Then I shot Laurel because a mother should never have hear the news her baby has died.Then a couple of days later my sister Shelly because I did not want her to have to live with this shame I have caused all alone.Now my family is pain free and in heaven.I have great remorse for my actions and feel like the dirt that I am.I am taking full responsibility for my actions of these murders.So sorry to anyone I have hurt.Rest in peace my little family Love Daddio xoxo