UPDATED: 11:00. ET, August 24, 2020 —
A 62-year-old landlord has been charged with MURDER after allegedly killing a couple over unpaid rent and leaving their bodies in suitcases to be found on a Seattle beach according to Daily Mail. Unbelievable.
The suspected landlord, Michael Dudley was arrested after a group of teens originally found the two bodies stuffed in suitcases while shooting TikTok videos on the beach in Seattle, officials say. The victims have since been identified as Jessica Lewis, 35, and her boyfriend Austin “Cash” Wenner, 27, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s office.
In the caption of the video TikTok user UghHenry wrote:
‘Something traumatic happened that changed my life,’
‘We found this black suitcase. We were joking that maybe the suitcase would have money…[But] the smell was overwhelming,”
Detectives learned that neighbors had heard gunfire and yelling from inside the house on June 9, ten days before the remains were found, and dialed 911. On the night of their killing, a man was reportedly heard yelling by a nearby witness: ‘Please don’t do this, just let me leave,’ before gunshots were fired.
Lewis’ aunt, Gina Jaschke says Jessica & Cash were “good -hearted people.” Jaschke said that Lewis and Wenner were a fun-loving couple who had been together for eight years.
‘She leaves behind 4 beautiful children. Their parents and family are heartbroken beyond words. Along with countless friends and loved ones. They were just nice normal people,’ she said. ‘Nobody deserves what happened to them.’
The suspected killer, Michael Dudley revealed that the couple had been staying in a room they were renting from him during the state’s coronavirus quarantine. Police also said that he couldn’t explain why there were bullet holes or blood in the room that the shooting occurred in. Watch the shocking discovery unfold below.