Head still missing after Craigslist sex killing

Last updated 08:57 22/07/2014
Brady Oestrike
KILLER: Brady Oestrike shot himself after crashing his car.

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A pregnant teenager has been strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through an online service for a sexual encounter, police say.

The police chief in the Michigan town of Wyoming said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive before her death. Her body was found on Thursday (local time) in the boot of the suspect's car. She was eight months pregnant.

Chief James Carmody said her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head has not been found.

Emails indicate that Slocum connected with the suspect, 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, through an ad on the online service Craigslist and arranged a sexual encounter in which Oppenneer would be present, according to investigators.

Police got a search warrant for Oestrike's home, and he fled. He fatally shot himself after crashing his car, after which police found Slocum's body.

Investigators collected at least 400 items from Oestrike's home, including firearms, ammunition and knives. They also seized a number of electronics items and possessions from both victims.

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