WYOMING, Mich. — A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.
The police chief in Wyoming, a Grand Rapids suburb, said that 18-year-old Brooke Slocum was held captive before her death. Her body was found Thursday in the trunk of the suspect’s car. She was eight months pregnant.
Chief James Carmody says her boyfriend, Charles Oppenneer, 25, was found decapitated in a park a day earlier. His head hasn’t been found.
It’s likely that Oppenneer died of some kind of head trauma, but that couldn’t be determined without his head being found, police said.
Emails indicate that Slocum connected with the suspect, 31-year-old Brady Oestrike, through a Craigslist ad and arranged a sexual encounter where Oppenneer would be present, according to investigators.
Police got a search warrant for Oestrike’s home, and he fled. He fatally shot himself after crashing his car, after which police found Slocum’s body.
Carmody said it has been a “hellish environment” for officers as they investigated the various crime scenes, including Oestrike’s home.
Investigators collected at least 400 items from Oestrike’s home, including firearms, ammunition and knives. They also seized a number of electronics items and possessions from both victims.
Police said they plan to keep investigating to see if there were any other people involved in the killings.


  1. Sumting jus nuh right wid dis. How dis young couple find demself inna dis web wid dis man? She was 8 months pregnant an involve inna ‘arranged’ sex? Ah plan dem did ah plan fi rob di man? :bingung :bingung

  2. Look how much killings gwan tru Craigslist erotic encounters till dem all teck dung di page. How dese young ppl get involved in such a spiritually deprived arrangement. May they find peace in di afterlife.

      1. Bwoy I donts know, sista. I know some men out deh gots pregnancy fetish, but fiddi young ppl dem willing fi get in dis arrangement nuh sound nawmal, unless money was being offered. Mebbie dem was down and out and needed some money and saw dis as the only outlet wid di baby coming. Memba Michigan a one a di most economically depressed state in di US, suh could be a money ting wah nuh work out fi dem. What goes through a parent’s mind though when dem get di news seh a suh dem child died, 8 months preggo and a guh eena threesome wid a stranger at di tenda age of 18, summen must pinch your heart as a parent. Feel it fi dem, nobody deserves such an exit outta di worl.

  3. I don’t think it was to be a threesome. I bet did 25 year old was selling his 18 year old girlfriend and bet the customer from hell. I bet that was not the first time. I’ve heard men say sex with pregnant women is di best sex so maybe they were seeking men who enjoy sex with pregnant women.

  4. Mi seh mi just a tell mi cousin bout this..afta yesidah mi inna one 99 cent store and mi a try be friendly to a couple a mek a decision pan a juice… anyway(long store short) ask if the nasttyyy piece a shit gal no come ask mi if mi waant 3some….mi seh a neva so upset in my hurt mi bad mi neva know pple so brave…a sorry a neva tek the piece a shit dem picha and put them pan blast…dem a Jamaican too) nasty f**ka dem a wish a did have the gift that keeps on giving fi leave with them

  5. 3 some pan 8 months belly??? :mewek :matabelo my mind gone black mi nuh know what fi seh bout dis :bingung

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