*Hat Tip: Phillip King
A diabolical white father who abducted his two sons Saturday evening later shot and killed both of them, and then fatally shot himself after being approached by St. Louis County police, officials said.
Dead were Ethan Cadenbach, 5, and Owen Cadenbach, 4, and their father, Christopher Cadenbach, 43.
St. Louis County Deputy Chief Ken Cox said late Saturday that the evil father was being sought on a warrant for domestic abuse issued in Franklin County.
The killer had spent Saturday with his children and his mother, Diane Cadenbach, in what Cox described as a “pleasant day at the park.” He did not indicate what park.
Later, however, the killer began making statements that alarmed his mother. He said he “wasn’t going to be taken alive” and talked of “suicide by cop,” Cox said.
The monster then left in the car with his children. Diane Cadenbach called police, who issued an Amber Alert for the children shortly before 7 p.m.
Shortly before 8 p.m., a St. Louis County park ranger spotted the car described in the Amber Alert in Cliff Cave Park in south St. Louis County.
A county police helicopter then arrived, and its crew saw a savage moving toward the car.
“He was shooting his children,” said Cox.
County officers approached on the ground, and in a scene that Cox described as “pitch black,” exchanged shots with the devil.
Cox said that Cadenbach apparently took his own life at that point.
It was “a tragic and sad ending,” Cox said.