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That poor little boy...

Its probably for the best that the scrote is dead and the boy and his surviving family don't have to endure a trial. But still, it must sting to not even get an explanation as to why he did it (even though no answer would ever be sufficient).

These murder/suicide fuckers can never just take themselves out. They always have to get attention by taking innocent people out with him

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A 9-year-old boy has been left orphaned after a gunman massacred the rest of his parents and sister in a murder-suicide during a family camping trip in Iowa, officials said.

The bodies of Tyler Schmidt, 42; his 42-year-old wife, Sarah Schmidt; and their 6-year-old daughter, Lula Schmidt, were found dead in their tents on Friday morning at the Maquoketa Caves State Park Campground, roughly 180 miles east of Des Moines, according to the The Iowa Department of Public Safety.

The suspected killer, 23-year-old Anthony Sherwin, was found dead Friday in a wooded area of the park from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The motive of the senseless slaying remains unknown, officials said.

“We don’t know what led up to this, what precipitated it,” Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of the Department of Public Safety’s division of criminal investigation, told The Associated Press.

So far, he said “the investigation has not revealed any early interaction between the Schmidt family and him.”

Sarah Schmidt’s brother, Adam Morehouse, said he believes the killings were “completely random.”

The surviving 9-year-old boy, Arlo, survived the attack and is safe, Cedar Falls Mayor and neighbor to the Schmidts Rob Green said in a Facebook post on Friday.

Officials could not confirm if Arlo was with his family when they were killed.

“He is with family and he is OK, but I have not had any interaction with him,” Morehouse said Saturday. “As far as I know, he was uninjured physically.”