Authorities in California have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of double murder after social media users helped with a gruesome discovery.
According to reports, Sacramento resident Raymond Michael Weber was booked on criminal charges after viewers of an online video spotted the victims’ bodies in the background. Investigators have identified the deceased individuals as Weber’s fiancee and a teenage girl.
“She had been involved with him in the past”
Officers apprehended him at a military housing complex in Vacaville after a woman tipped off the cops early on Saturday after having seen the live-streaming video in which Weber allegedly held a gun as two females were lying motionless on the floor.
An eight-hour standoff ensued and police eventually forced their way into the apartment home using chemical and distraction devices, ultimately subduing the suspect with a stun gun.
Authorities did not immediately release the identity of the 15-year-old victim. The other female, 26-year-old Savannah Theberge of Utah, was recently engaged to the suspect, according to police reports.
Theberge reportedly leaves behind a 4-year-old son and died just days from her 27th birthday. Her mother expressed devastation over the news and indicated that she believed Weber posed a threat to her daughter.
“I almost fell out when I saw who it was because she had been involved with him in the past and it was a bad experience,” said Enyaw Taylor-Theberge.
“Savannah was a great woman”
In addition to the two charges of first-degree murder, Weber is also facing a criminal count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
This is not his first run-in with the law. Previous entries on his lengthy rap sheet include a no-contest plea for cocaine possession and a six-year prison stint for felony assault.
He is also on the radar of authorities in Utah, where he allegedly pistol-whipped a man outside of his fiancee’s home last year, shouting: “I’m going to kill you.”
Even as investigators continue piecing together the events leading to the two deaths, the victims’ families are attempting to deal with their loss.
“I don’t think that anyone would have ever expected this to happen,” said Brady Crahal, the father of Theberge’s child. “Savannah was a great woman, you know, like I said, I know all of her family and friends are really hurt by this.”