Bomb squad called to Edmond home of double murder victims

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EDMOND, Okla. – The case involving a double murder in Edmond took a dangerous turn on Friday. On Friday afternoon, officers from the Edmond Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Bomb Squad were called back to a home where a double homicide took place earlier this week. Edmond police say they executed a new search warrant which was filed just before noon Friday. Police and the bomb squad unit arrived at the home near Covell and Bryant just before 2 p.m. and combed roughly 10 acres. At one point, bomb sniffing dogs were brought into the home where authorities say 44-year-old Rachael Walker and 50-year-old Michael Walker were shot to death by their son 19-year-old Michael Elijah Walker on Monday morning. Officials would not confirm exactly what they were searching for Friday, but they did stress that they do not believe the public is in danger. “You have no what’s going on,” said nearby neighbor Mike Peavy. “So, I’m glad it’s over there. You know, you have no idea.” The scene was cleared by 5:00 p.m. Friday. A spokesperson did not disclose what was recovered from the home, if anything, by the time investigators left the scene.
The investigation first unfolded earlier this week. Around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Edmond police were called to a home after receiving a 911 call from a teenager about a shooting. The teen told police he heard his mom screaming and she yelled for him to call 911. “There was a family member inside that house that was making that call. They could hear the gunfire from within the house. They had taken shelter and called us,” said Jenny Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Department.
Caller: He’s my brother and he shot my parents. 911 Operator: He shot your parents? Where are they? Caller: My father is in his room on the floor and my mother is by the front door on the floor. 911 Operator: OK, are they breathing? Caller: I do not believe they are.
When officers arrived on scene, they were able to safely get the 17-year-old son out of the house. A short time later, they took his 19-year-old older brother, Michael Elijah Walker, into custody. Inside the home, officers found the bodies of 44-year-old Rachael Walker and 50-year-old Michael Walker. Both appeared to have been shot to death. In all,  investigators found 19 spent 9mm shell casings inside the residence. Officials believe the suspect reloaded the gun during the attack. The 17-year-old told police his brother often carried the gun around the house “because he is paranoid.” According to the affidavit, Michael Walker told the 17-year-old that “he shot their parents because they were sending him messages telepathically and they were Satan worshipers,” adding that “everything was okay, and he would bury the bodies.”

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