Three children found murdered in Merritt, B.C.

On the night of April 5th 2008 a young woman came home to see her three children slashed to death. Apparently her new boyfriend that just moved in with the family brutally stabbed the daughter with blonde hair who was just 10 years old and her two brothers who where 7 and 4. After he killed the children he placed them on the couch and then wrote "Forever Young" on the walls and then killed himself. The mother found her children in the mobile home. Soon after she found her kids ambulances rushed to the home and the neighbors said she was very frantic when the ambulance took her away. I have never heard of such a horrible crime and I feel so sorry for the mother who has to bury her children.

Police tape surrounded the home on Telemon Place in Merritt, B.C. on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

Update: Schoenborn who is the father of the 3 children that he killed is now being hunted. The childrens names are Kaitlynne, Max and Cordon. The news said yesterday that the womans boyfriend had killed himself after he had stabbed the 3 children but that is not the case at all. Schoenborn has a mental illness apparently and he was arrested last week and charged by Merritt RCMP on two counts of "uttering threats to cause bodily harm" at an elementary school near by. He was also charged last year after sexually assaulting a woman in Vancouver and he has also been convicted of impaired driving in Chilliwack. He is considered very dangerous and if anyone sees him please contact the police immediately.  He is still running in the hills of Merritt and apparently the conditions aren't the best thankfully.  If he keeps on running he will have a hard time finding food and shelter and conditions drop below zero most nights.  If he runs in the mountains he will run into snow and ice and hopefully he wont be found alive.

Another update:  Schoenborn was finally captured after nine days in the mountains by a hunter named Kim Robinson.  What a hero...  Mr. Robinson had been looking for the suspect in the hills for 2-3 hours every morning to see if he could track him down because others had said that they had seen a man in the hills before.  Once he found him he told him not to move and considered him to be no threat because he was just skin and bones and looked very scared.  He also suffered injuries to his arm were self-inflicted wounds. He first denied who he was but after Kim being persistant he finally admitted that he was in fact Allan Scoenborn.

Now he is in police custody in the Kamloops hospital being treated for dehydration that he suffered after not eating or drinking for nine days. Today he has been charged with three counts of first degree murder.  There was a private funeral for the 3 young children last week.

1 comment:

  1. Get your facts straight...the "boyfriend" (which was the father of the children) didn't kill himself...they are trying to find him.