Murder Suicide in Temecula

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Submitted by mydogsarelazy on November 13, 2007 - 10:14am

I was reading this morning about the murder/suicide in Temecula in this morning's LA Times.

The man who did the killing owned a moving company and had financial trouble since the moving business is very slow.

How many tradgedies like this one are going to have a connection to the housing boom and bust in the coming years?


Submitted by sandiego on November 13, 2007 - 10:22am.

Does the housing market cause mental illness?

Submitted by LA_Renter on November 13, 2007 - 10:59am.

'Does the housing market cause mental illness?'

Nope, but it looks like we are going to find out who's on the edge.

Submitted by surveyor on November 13, 2007 - 11:04am.

It was my impression that the son was upset that the father was dating someone other than his mother and that was why the murder/suicide occurred. Yes, it is true that the father was having financial problems, and perhaps they contributed to the divorce, but the housing market being the cause of the murder/suicide is at best incorrect.

Submitted by mgubnyc1 on November 13, 2007 - 11:20am.

Great value prices after something like this happens inside the home!
seriously though, these people were renting the house!
I feel bad for the poor guy who ownes it, as if things weren't bad enough with the current market conditions, how is he going to rent it or sell it now?

Submitted by bsrsharma on November 13, 2007 - 11:55am.


Jeffrey Dahmer apartment
In his Milwaukee apartment, serial killer Dahmer killed 12 of his 17 victims in 1990 and 1991.
A community redevelopment group bought and demolished the apartment building. The site remains an empty lot.

John Wayne Gacy house
From 1972 to 1978, Gacy hid the bodies of 29 of his 33 murder victims in the crawl space and walls of his house outside Chicago.
His house was razed in the search for the bodies in 1979. The land remained empty until a house was built in 1988.

Nicole Brown Simpson condo
In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ronald Goldman
were slain outside her condominium in Los Angeles.
After two years on the market, it sold for $590,000 — $200,000 less than the asking price. The address was changed and the property remodeled.

Heaven's Gate house
In 1997, 39 members of the Heaven's Gate cult committed
suicide in the house in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
The property was bought in 1999 for $668,000, less than half of what it was listed at before the suicides. The house was demolished.

Gianni Versace house
In 1997, world-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace, left, was gunned down outside his 20,000-square-foot mansion in Miami. The home was purchased in 2000 for $19 million — at the time, the highest price paid for a house in Miami-Dade County — and turned into a hotel and club

Submitted by CMcG on November 13, 2007 - 3:49pm.

bsrsharma--Thanks for that interesting link. I know someone who was associated (on the legal side) with the Manson Family murders. The house Sharon rented would not sell after the murders, so someone finally demolished it, changed the address, and put up a new house. Paul Tate (Sharon's dad) had to clean up the blood and the homeowner sued Sharon's estate for the damages caused by the Manson clan. Really sad.

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