This is just horrific! A Florida teenager shot and killed his younger sister and dumped her body in a field, and now authorities are calling him ‘hard core.’ Read on for this cold blooded case that will give you chills!
So tragic! A 10-year-old Florida girl is dead and her 15-year-old brother is under arrest for pulling the trigger in a bizarre and twisted case. Fredrick Matthew Lochridge is accused of shooting Isabella Heffernan with a .22 caliber rifle at around 3am on Feb. 21, changing her into a white dress and dumping her lifeless body in a large field behind his family’s home. Read on for the disturbing details he told investigators.
After Isabella was reported missing, a search for the girl was launched and her body was found near her family’s Fountain, FL home. Even the little girl’s father initially believed Frederick had something to do with it, and after authorities questioned him, he admitted to shooting her but his unbelievable story changed three different times!
He initially told police that he mistook his sister for a deer — really? What would a deer be doing inside a house? The teen later changed his story to say that it was an accident and he thought someone was attacking her. But police didn’t believe that excuse either so in a third statement he said he was trying to teach her how to use the rifle and accidentally shot her in the chest. When she started making gurgling noises he said, “I didn’t know exactly how to deal with that, so I shot her again.” UGH, that’s just stomach churning.
The arrest report claims he then moved Isabella’s body, cleaned her up and changed her clothes into a white dress. He then hid the rifle, though he later told investigators where it was located. Frighteningly enough, sheriff’s investigators are looking into whether the teen may have raped his little sister before shooting her to death. Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithan said the teen’s questioning was “not like talking to a child but talking to a 30-year-old murderer,” noting that, “He was a hard core kid, he lied. He was deceitful. He screamed. He cursed.” How awful!
Our thoughts go out to Isabella’s grieving father and friends during this terrible time.