Father Kills Family To Save Them From Pain, Posts On Facebook

Coburn Palmer

Facebook has become a place to spread malicious rumors, threaten neighbors, and stalk lovers, but a confession posted Thursday may top them all.

Randy Janzen from British Columbia, Canada, killed his adult daughter along with his wife and sister and then wrote a Facebook confessional before setting his house on fire during a police standoff.

Janzen wrote that he killed his 19-year-old daughter, Emily, to save her from migraine headaches.

"I don't think anyone really knew how much pain Emily was in on a daily basis and the severe depression that these migraines caused her... I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free and floating in the clouds on a sunny afternoon, her long beautiful brown hair flowing in the breeze, a true angel."

He then turned the gun on his wife, Laurel, to save her from the pain of burying her daughter. His sister Shelly was next to die because he wanted to save her from the shame of his murderous rampage.

"Now my family is pain free and in heaven. I have great remorse for my actions and feel like the dirt that I am. I am taking full responsibility for my actions of these murders. So sorry to anyone I have hurt. Rest in peace my little family."

Police discovered the chilling post Thursday night and went out to investigate the family's two homes Friday.

They found one body in Langley and were forced into a standoff in the Rosedale Popkum area, where the house caught on fire. Police discovered several bodies they believe to be the victims, according to CBC News.

The Chilliwack School for the Performing Arts, Emily's former school, posted their reaction Friday.

"Today we celebrate the incomparable Emily Janzen. A former student and instructor, forever a part of our CSOPA family. We will fondly remember her bright smile, beautiful voice and amazing spirit. She will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to all her family and friends."

This isn't the first time Facebook has been used to confess a crime or even a murder.

In August of 2013, a South Miami man murdered his wife and posted a picture of her body and a confession to his Facebook page.

Derek Medina shot his wife, Jennifer Alfonso, in their townhouse and then posted a picture of her body bent backwards with her head facing a corner.

[Photo: Facebook Profile Photo Randy Janzen]