So tragic! We’re learning more about the victims of the Oregon College massacre where Christopher Harper-Mercer killed nine people on Oct. 1. Now we are getting to see more of the faces and know the victims of his heinous act.
In addition Lucero Alvarez, 19, Rebecka Carnes, 18, and Jason Johnson, 33, the identities of six more innocent victims have been released. All died at the hands of Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, who opened fire at the school, killing 9 people and injuring scores of others. Here are the stories of the six others who lost their lives:
Victim Lucas Eibel, 18, was a quadruplet, born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon. According to the Roseburg News-Review, Lucas, his two brothers, Mitchell and Cole, and sister Alexis graduated from high school there earlier this year. According to his Facebook page, he was a native of Salem, Oregon, but was living in Roseburg where he was a scholarship student at UCC studying chemistry.
Treven Anspach, 20, also tragically perished in the massacre. His pal Jesse Milbrat, 20, told People magazine that he knew Treven from school and from working together at Roseburg Forest Products, where Treven was employed in the plywood department. “He was a hard worker and a damn good basketball player,” Jesse said. “I was with him the last day I was in Oregon before I left for the Army [in May].The last thing he said to me was, ‘Good luck and thanks for your service'” he added.
Kim Dietz, 59, had been attending a lecture in classroom 12 when shooter Chris Harper-Mercer burst in. The former resident of Orange County, Ca. native’s death was announced by husband Eric Dietz via Facebook. “It is with deep grief in my heart that I must announce that Kim was one of the people killed yesterday at UCC.” She was employed at Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellars in Myrtle Creek, Oregon where her husband also works.
Quinn Glen Cooper, 18, was just four days into school when he was killed. In a statement released on Oct. 2, a Cooper family member said, “I don’t know how we are going to move forward with our lives without Quinn.” He was described by his family as “funny, sweet, compassionate…wonderful, loving.”
Sarena Dawn Moore, 44, was a graduate of high school in Reno, Nevada, but lived in Myrtle Creek and attended UCC. Her Facebook profile pictures of dogs and horses and shows a woman with a passion for animals. Sarena was a Seventh-day Adventist and listed the church as her employer.
Lawrence Levine, 67, was teaching class when Chris burst into his classroom and shot him at point blank range. He originally hailed from New York City but was an adjuct professor at UCC. He loved fly fishing and instructed others in the sport.
Our thoughts go out to the family, friends, and fellow classmates of these innocent victims.
— Beth Shilliday