*Hat Tip: Cynical Princess
A 22-year-old Massachusetts savage has been charged with murdering his mother, his grandparents and their caretaker in a horrifying attack at their family home.
Jazz drummer and recent college graduate Orion Krause from Groton savagely beat his family members to death in what the police has described as a ‘tragic incident of family violence.’
While the names of the four victims have not officially been released, the Portland Press Herald spoke to Krause’s family friend Sherman Stanley who revealed the relationship of those killed.
Police responded to a call to 80 Common St on Friday evening where they found the four victims.
Among them was Elizabeth ‘Buffy’ Krause, Orion’s mother, according to reports.
Three bodies were found inside the property and one was discovered outside.
The victims died from blunt force trauma according to preliminary investigations. Police have recovered the weapon but have not revealed what it is at this point.
The Boston Globe reported a completely naked young white male caked in mud and with blood on his came to one of the neighbors’ doors to ask for help.
The young white on white criminal confessed that he murdered four people and asked for sleeping pills.
Walter and Thelka Alcocer called the police who identified the terrorist as Krause.
They covered him a sheet and were seen holding him upright as they put him into the police car.
Alcocer told The Associated Press that the suspect’s eyes were ‘very red’ and he had cuts on his body and blood above his eye and knee but was unarmed and seemed vulnerable.
‘He looked like a nice kid who needed help, he was skinny (and) tall. I thought he was the victim of the prank, or in an accident or had a mental health problem. He wasn’t bleeding profusely or anything,’ Alcocer said.
Alcocer, who had never seen the killer until that night, had thought the confession was ‘just crazy talk.’ It wasn’t until the monster was later taken away in an ambulance that a detective confirmed to Alcocer that the killings had taken place, Alcocer said.
Police have not indicated if he was on drugs at this point.
At Camden Hills Regional High School, the killer was known playing drums in the jazz band and received National Medal of Arts in 2009.
He went on to study music at Oberlin Conservatory at Oberlin College in Ohio and graduated in May.
College President Carmen Ambar and the Dean of the Conservatory Andrea Kalyn said in an email to the Lowell Sun: ‘We recognize that this news may be difficult to process and we encourage those personally touched by this news to seek any support you need.’
‘We are offering many layers of support to current students, faculty, and staff on campus who are dealing with this tragic news.’
In 2014, he was a drummer for the band Mostly Brothers & Company.
The killer’s acquaintances told local sources he was ‘gentle’ and said they were shocked to learn he was charged with the murders.
He has no criminal record and police also have not released the motive for the murders.
A community vigil for the four victims was held on Sunday in Groton.