Brooke Winek dead and 3 found dead On Friday, three people were found dead in a burning house in Riverside. They were linked to an attempt to take a teenage girl away. FOLLOW FOR MORE UPDATES newsyorbits.com
Sergeant Ryan Railsback, a spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, said that while police were on their way to the 11200 block of Price Court to check on a man and a woman who were having “some kind of disturbance” outside their home, a driver called to say that smoke was coming from a house in the same building. FOLLOW FOR MORE UPDATES TWITTER
Railsback said that firefighters put out the fire after finding the bodies of a man and two women inside. Mark Winek, 69, his wife Sharie Winek, 65, and their daughter Brooke Winek, 38, were all killed.
Brooke Winek dead and 3 found dead
Railsback said that the woman who caused the fight outside was found to be a teen who lived at the house. Austin Lee Edwards, 28, of North Chesterfield, Virginia, who she was dating, was named as the main suspect in all three deaths, he said. Edwards was found in San Bernardino County on Friday night, where a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed him after he opened fire on police officers near Needles.
Railsback said that investigators from the Riverside Police Department found that Edwards met the young girl online and lied about who he was.
“Detectives found that Edwards met the teenage girl through a common online trick called “catfishing,” in which someone pretends to be someone else than they really are,” the authorities said in a news release. “It is thought that Edwards He got to know the teenager through the Internet and got her personal information. He drove from Virginia to Riverside, parked in the driveway of a neighbor, and broke into the teen’s house.
Officials are still looking into the exact cause and nature of the three deaths, but police think Edwards killed the teen’s grandfather, grandmother, and mother before putting the teen in his car and driving away.
Railsback said that Edwards used to work for the Virginia State Police and that he most recently worked for the Virginia Washington County Sheriff’s Office.