While investigating an abandoned vehicle at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, officers with the Wyoming Department of Public Safety located the body of a deceased male in a wooded area just north of Gezon Court in Wyoming. The victim has been identified as Charles Gerard Oppenneer. His girlfriend, Brooke Slocum, who was 8 months pregnant, was found dead in the trunk of the suspect’s car. The unborn child died. The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, of Wyoming.
The Press Conference held today at 10:00a.m. with the Wyoming Police Dept. divulged answers to the bizarre triple homicide case.
Chief of Police James E. Carmody broke down the information for our community. Although numerous case facts could not yet be discussed–including how or when the victims died–the following was explained: Police said they learned that the suspect–Brady Oestrike– had assault type rifles at his home– located at the intersection of Taft Ave and Porter Street. On Thursday night, police officers kept watch on the suspect’s house while waiting for a search warrant. Oestrike left his home and other officers were summoned to follow him. The chase began.
The suspect shot himself and took his own life after crashing into a barrier on Burton Street Bridge/US-131 overpass during the chase.
Upon examination of Brooke’s computer, it was found that the suspect met her on Craig’s List.
Carmody warned that individuals should be extremely careful on internet sites. He also asked for privacy for the victim’s families.