She wrote in part, "I'm sorry I didn't tell you my age.
It began, Zach and his family say, when he went on a racy dating app called "Hot Or Not."He was at his home in Elkhart, Indiana, when he met the girl, who lived across the state line in nearby southern Michigan. She was only 14, and by having sex with her, Zach was committing a crime. He was given a 90-day jail sentence, five years probation and placed on both Indiana and Michigan's sex offender registry for the next 25 years.
A colossal mistake, say his parents."It's a blatant lie," his father, Lester Anderson says.
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. 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.
A tactical team was used to search Oestrike’s home because he was known to have a collection of assault style weapons, according to police.