Suicidal Beau Confesses to Double Murder on Facebook

'You'll find three bodies,' warns Bart Heller
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2011 12:11 AM CST
Suicidal Beau Confesses to Double Murder on Facebook
Bart Heller alerted Facebook friends that they would find the bodies of Bart Heller's ex-girlfriend, a pal and him in Heller's home.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – A jilted, suicidal beau confessed to double murder from his grave—on his Facebook page. "Someone call 911," wrote Bart Heller of Indiana. "I've killed Ryann, Erin, and myself. People were warned not to play me. They didn't listen. Sorry about your luck." A friend called police when she spotted Heller's note. "I was just playing on my Facebook, and through the news feed I saw he updated his status," said Heller's friend Nancy Lopez. "I freaked out, and was thinking to myself is this true or fake? I called Fort Wayne police and told them what was going on." Police found Heller, his ex-girlfriend, Erin Jehl, and her friend, Ryann Tipton, dead in Heller's apartment. They were all 19.

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Investigators believe Jehl and Tipton were shot when they came to Heller's home to pick up Jehl's belongings following a breakup, reports ABC News. Officials said there was no apparent warning any violence was about to occur. “We have not received any information that he made threats to them," said an investigator. (Read more crime stories.)

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