CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Morgantown man posted several chilling messages to his public Facebook account days before police say he fatally shot five people and wounded two others before killing himself in Kentucky.
Shayne Franklin Riggleman, 22, killed five people at a Sugar Grove Road home in Monongalia County on Monday, said West Virginia State Police Capt. James Merrill.
Officers received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Monday from a friend of Riggleman about the wellbeing of the house's residents. Officers went to the home at about 6:30 p.m. and discovered three bodies on the first floor of the residence.
After officers called for backup, they found two more bodies on the second floor of the home.
The victims were identified by police as:
The Richardsons were husband and wife, and Katrina and Kevin Hudson were Karen Richardson's children, policesaid. Police said Katrina Hudson was six months pregnant. Raber's relationship to the others was unclear, police said.
Merrill said police know Riggleman's motive for the killings, but will finish their investigation before they speak about the details.
Riggleman was acquainted with the house's residents, he said.
On Friday, Riggleman posted a status update to his Facebook account in which he said, "Revenge is a dish best served cold and God is the chef."
Police have seized Riggleman's computer and are looking through it.
After the shootings in Morgantown, police say, Riggleman stole a silver Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to Charles Richardson and drove to a female friend's house in Fairchance, Pa., just across the state line.
Riggleman indicated to the friend that he might have killed someone at the home, and the friend called police after Riggleman left.
After he left Fairchance, Riggleman began driving south. At one point, his Jeep collided with a vehicle being driven by an elderly woman.