The discovery of another body in the charred wreckage of a California home brings the death toll in the Christmas Eve shooting rampage to nine, ABC News reports. Police say Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, 45, suspected of shooting his former in-laws while disguised as Santa, had $10,000 in cash and a plane ticket out of the country on him when he committed suicide at his brother’s house yesterday.
Pardo had also rigged his rental car with booby traps, including a pipe bomb that had to be defused by the bomb squad. Though Pardo was reportedly having trouble coping after a bitter divorce from his ex-wife, a probable victim, he had no history of violence and was even scheduled to serve as an usher for midnight Christmas Mass at a local church. (Read more Santa Claus stories.)