This is absolutely AWFUL!
Thanksgiving is meant to be a time when families renew their appreciation for one another; but for one Tennessee family, it ended in the most horrible way possible.
Joel Guy Jr. was taken into custody by the FBI this week, suspected of murdering his parents after the bodies of Lisa Guy and Joel Guy Sr. were found MUTILATED in their Knox County home.
Officials said the 28-year-old went home for the holiday last week where an argument over finances spun out of control, ending with the parents’ “gruesome” deaths.
Michael MacLean, a major with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, stated:
“Both suffered multiple, vicious stab wounds as well as dismemberment.”
MacLean described the crime scene as “horrific” as human remains were found throughout the house — some soaked in an acid! The major believes the household chemical solution, “the kind of thing you can get off the Internet,” was used in an attempt to destroy the evidence.
Authorities also believe Joel Jr. stayed in the house after dismembering the bodies. He wasn’t arrested until Tuesday in Baton Rouge after Lisa’s employer got worried when she didn’t show up for work on Monday.
What’s weird is all three of Guy’s sisters said they didn’t notice any signs of something being wrong during the family dinner.
Joel, a student in Baton Rouge, hasn’t given police a motive for murdering his parents, but it IS known the parents were planning on telling him over the holiday they were cutting him off financially.
Law enforcement expects Joel Jr. to be back in Knox County in the next couple of days as we wait to hear more about what could have driven a man to do such an awful thing to his parents!
Our hearts go out to all those affected by this terrible crime.
[Image via East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department.]