Murder-Suicide Facebook Post: Nancy Lopez Calls Fort Wayne, Ind. Police After Seeing Bart Heller's Status
A Washington woman alerted police to a murder-suicide in Indiana after she saw an acquaintance's Facebook status that said he'd killed two people and himself, because of a grudge.
Nancy Lopez saw this disturbing message on Saturday afternoon from Bart Heller, a friend on the social networking site:
"someone call 911. three dead bodies at 3229 lima road fort wayne indiana [SIC]," Heller's profile said, according to TV station WANE. "I've killed ryann, erin, and myself. people were warned not to f***ing play me and ruin me. they didn't listen. sorry about your luck."
Shortly after the message appeared on Heller's facebook profile, Lopez called Fort Wayne police. Authorities said they could see a motionless man on the floor and when they entered, they found two more bodies, according to WSBT.
Police have not said that Heller was the suspected shooter. But he was allegedly romantically linked to a woman about 20 years younger than he -- 19-year-old Erin Jehl. However, he supposedly became jealous of her friendship with 19-year-old Ryan Tipton, according to his friends that talked to TV station WWMT.
Authorities said on Sunday that they didn't have a motive for the slayings yet, The Associated Press reports.