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12-Year Old Survives Family Murder-Suicide, Calls 911

In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.

“What I did, I cannot come back from,” Jonathon Walker told his brother by phone soon afterward, police said. And Walker did not come back – police said he killed himself in his car on a desolate street a few miles away, ending a burst of violence that stunned relatives who said the family hadn’t shown signs of trouble.

The 34-year-old security guard had killed his 7-year-old daughter, Kayla Walker; his 31-year-old girlfriend, Shantai Hale; and Hale’s mother, Viola Warren, 62. His and Hale’s older daughter, whom a relative identified as Christina Walker, was hospitalized in stable condition, police said.

The bloody scene unfolded suddenly and quickly – Walker showed up to the home at 5:38 a.m., and his 12-year-old daughter called 911 a few minutes afterward to report that her father had shot the family, Boyce said. When officers arrived three minutes later, Walker was gone.

They searched for his SUV and found it within hours, with Walker’s body and a .45-caliber gun inside, Boyce said.

The victims were found on the home’s floor, he said.

12-Year-Old Queens Girl Shot In Head Calls 911 After Father Murders Family. HuffPo Crime, 1/24/2015.

Triple Murder-Suicide 1-1/2 Blocks from Family Murdered in 2010

The bodies of David Andrus, 50; his wife, Jeana, 48; and two daughters, Jessica, 22, and Jennifer, 16, were found shot to death in a home in the 500 block of Oldfield.

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen said it appeared to be a triple-murder suicide, and law enforcement sources said David Andrus appeared to be the shooter.

…[Neighbor Rachel] Steinhaus [18] heard arguing coming from the home as she got her mail Monday, but she didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary.

“It was basically two family members yelling at each other. They always fight with each other,” she said.

Steinhaus said she heard some popping noises afterward but thought they were from car doors closing.

…Another neighbor, Carrie Speakman, was taking her morning run on Tuesday when she ran past the house and saw two men arguing loudly outside on the front porch, her husband, Grant Speakman, said.

“It was definitely obvious they were arguing,” Grant Speakman said. “They were going back and forth.”

Shortly after his wife saw the men arguing, Grant Speakman saw a stream of police cars speeding to the house.

Stephen Turner, who co-owns the USA Skate Center in Romeoville with his wife, said Jeana Andrus worked there for four or five years performing various tasks at the rink.

“She’d give you the shirt off her back,” Turner said. “And she didn’t have a shirt to give.”

He said the family struggled financially, and he said Jeana Andrus left the rink where her younger daughter “basically grew up” to sell Christmas ornaments at a nearby mall last fall. The family lost their home in Bolingbrook “a couple of years ago,” he said.

…The home is about a block-and-a-half from where three members of the Kramer family were murder in March 2010.

Police investigating triple murder-suicide in Darien. Chicago Sun-Times, 6/12/2013.

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