Two horrifying posts on a Facebook account shared by a Missouri mother and her disabled daughter led police to discover the mom brutally killed in her Springfield home.
The teenage daughter, meanwhile, was mysteriously found in Wisconsin the next day with a man authorities have only identified as “a person of interest.”
The bizarre case started Sunday afternoon when friends noticed an alarming message on a Facebook account shared by Clauddinnea “Dee Dee” Blancharde, 48, and her 19-year-old daughter, Gypsy Blancharde.
It read: “That Bitch is Dead!”
An hour later, the poster wrote in a comment under the status: “I f—en SLASHED THAT FAT PIG AND RAPED HER SWEET INNOCENT DAUGHTER…HER SCREAM WAS SOOOO F—EN LOUD LOL.”
Friends initially responded with a flurry of fearful messages. “Should someone notify the local police??? This sounds scary,” one wrote. Some suggested the account got hacked. Finally, a few went to check on the family, and got no answer at their home.
The daughter was supposedly handicapped and in a wheelchair which they found out to be a scam they were running.
When police arrived, they found Dee Dee “deceased of a violent nature,” the Springfield News-Leader reported.
Authorities did not believe it to be a random attack, and thought Dee Dee might have been dead for up to 24 hours before she was found, KOLR reported.
Gypsy — who is wheelchair-bound because of leukemia and muscular dystrophy, according to neighbors — was considered missing until Monday morning, when she turned up unharmed with an unidentified man in Big Bend, Wis. The 25-year-old man was arrested, but police are not yet calling him a suspect. They also are not ruling out Gypsy as a suspect.
The stepfather of the man found with Gypsy told WREX the two were dating online, and said the man recently visited Missouri to bring Gypsy to Wisconsin.
Police have not yet determined how Dee Dee was murdered, how her daughter ended up in Wisconsin and how much of the vile Facebook comment is true.