Canada police investigate possible murder-suicide after Facebook confession

Fri May 8, 2015 6:41pm EDT
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By Julie Gordon

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian police said on Friday they are investigating several deaths in the Vancouver area that may be a murder-suicide linked to a message on Facebook in which a man appeared to confess to killing his daughter, wife and sister.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said multiple members of one family, including the suspect, were believed to be dead at two crime separate scenes, in the Vancouver area and a nearby rural town.

The RCMP said in a statement they were tipped off by "information obtained through social media that indicated a ... man had harmed his family members."

The first body was found at a home in the Vancouver suburb of Langley on Thursday. The investigation then led to a home in a rural community east of the city, where police say they tried to reach out to a man believed to be holed up inside.

Several hours into the standoff, the house went up in flames.

Police did not give the names of the victims.

The residents of the home that burned down were an R and L Janzen, according to an online directory.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Friday posted a screen shot of a message on Randy Janzen's Facebook page, in which the British Columbia man confesses "over the last 10 days I have done some of the worst things I could have ever imagined a person doing ... now my family is pain free and in heaven."   Continued...