UPDATED: Police Identify Victims/Give Details on Cedar Rapids Double-Murder
[UPDATE 10/14/21 12:25 PM] The names of the victims in a Cedar Rapids double-homicide Thursday morning have been released, as well as the name of the person charged in the case.
Cedar Rapids Police say the persons killed were 42-year-old Casey A. Orton and 41-year-old Misty D.S. Slade. A GoFundMe account has been set up for expenses related to their passing.
17-year-old Ethan A. Orton has been charged with two counts of First-Degree Murder. The Gazette says court records show the teenager killed his mom with an axe and stabbed his father because he wanted to "take charge of his life".
The media release from the CRPD states that due to the seriousness of the offenses, charges in the case were filed to adult court. Orton is being held at the Linn County Detention Center.
[UPDATE 10/14/21 11:30 AM] The Cedar Rapids Police Department says the bodies of two people were found in a home in the 300 block of Carnaby Drive N.E. early this morning.
According to a news release from the CRPD, a call of a suspicious person was received by Cedar Rapids' Joint Communications Center at approximately 2:10 a.m. Thursday morning.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 17-year-old male sitting outside the home. The teen, who was reportedly covered in blood, told police he had killed his parents. Police then found two deceased people inside the home.
The names of the victims, and the teenager, have not been released. Cedar Rapids Police continue to investigate the case and say there is no threat to the public.
In June of 2021, 20-year-old Alexander Jackson of Cedar Rapids was charged with killing his parents and 19-year-old sister inside their home on Oak Leaf Court N.E. His trial is scheduled for January of 2022.
[ORIGINAL STORY] No information has been released by the Cedar Rapids Police Department, but officers have been at a home on the city's northeast side since early this morning.
Jay Greene of KCRG says that officers have been at a home in the 300 block of Carnaby Drive Northeast since at least 2:30 this morning.
Greene also posted a video showing Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control at the scene. They appear to be attempting to load a dog.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.