Michael Sheer, 21, Suspected of Having Fatally Shot His Father, Mother, Sister and Self: Update

See Update No. 4 on Page 2 with deputies identifying all of the deceased and disclosing Michael Sheer, 21, is believed to have killed his father, mother and sister before turning his shotgun on himself. Update Nos. 1-3 on the next page identified the parents and confirmed no suspect was being sought.

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Pacific Hills Drive is an upscale neighborhood with hillside, two-story homes.

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 27, 11:07 A.M.: Details are sketchy right now, but the Orange County Sheriff's Department says four bodies were found in a home in the 25600 block of Pacific Hills Drive in Mission Viejo this morning.

Deputies got the call around 9 a.m., according to the agency.

Check back for updates to this post.

UPDATE NO. 1, MAY 27, 2 P.M.: Sheriff's investigators are not looking for a suspect and see no threat to the 25600 block of Pacific Hills Drive in Mission Viejo after a preliminary investigation, according to an agency spokesman.

The disclosure from Lt. Jeff Hallock, who described the bodies found in the home as belonging to two males and two females, could indicate this is being probed as a murder-suicide case at this point.

Neighbors at the scene have said a father, mother, son in his 20s and daughter in her teens resided in the hillside home.

UPDATE NO. 2, MAY 27, 5:37 P.M.: The Orange County Sheriff's Department's investigators believe murder-suicide was the cause of four deaths in a Mission Viejo home, according to spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock.

The agency also believes they have identified the dead but are awaiting final confirmation, Hallock added.

Neighbors told television reporters the family who lived in the home seemed happy and churchgoing.

UPDATE NO. 3, MAY 28, 8:36 A.M.: The pastor at Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, the family's Mission Viejo place of worship, has identified mother and father Mark and Lydia Sheer as the deceased parents in the murder-suicide discovered Tuesday morning in their hillside home.

Their son in his 20s and daughter in her late teens are the other victims, sheriff's deputies confirmed.

Mark Sheer was a business consultant.


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CANdo
CANdo

EDITOR Please change the type on video. You have it as Mark the Father killing them, and he did not.



zepfan
zepfan

Heartbreaking. No matter where. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

More American Gun MADNESS!

Derek Windham
Derek Windham

When will they learn?? Kill yourself first!!!!

Jose O Maldonado
Jose O Maldonado

No different than the wacko up in Santa Barbara. More likely another mental case gone unchecked. Let's see how long it takes before someone starts blaming the cops. I guess that's the hip thing to do.

Lana NaNa
Lana NaNa

Lol dont make fun of my english i have my own dictionary.

Brandon Rodriguez
Brandon Rodriguez

Christopher Matthew Brandon Kevin - updated story, fucking Crazzzzzzzy

Adam Ventura
Adam Ventura

Lol @WORSER are they dumber in la or is it just me ? !!!

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Please tell me you were kidding when you wrote "worser".

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

Lets just let Jason be oblivious to the in's and out's of social media.

Nabil Nathie
Nabil Nathie

There's always this comment on bad stories.

George Amicay
George Amicay

I don't hit the like button because I like the story. It's to show I appreciate them reporting the news.

Jorge Cortez
Jorge Cortez

Dear person that is reading this and intends to kill his family and then himself: Just do yourself. Sincerely, Us P.S. We rather you get help, but if you are adamant about murder/suicide, suicide will do just fine.

Lana NaNa
Lana NaNa

OC is becoming worser then LA

Anthoni Le
Anthoni Le

I thought Jason 's reasoning was more common knowledge & reasonable. I guess FB should include an "Hey i want to acknowledge on the Internet I read or at least saw this post pop up on my FB newsfeed, because that totally makes sense" button or just someone convince Websters to change the definition of the word "Like".

Dot Gage
Dot Gage

try a few words of kindness and encouragement...its more effort than a 'like' but the intent cannot be mistaken. js

Susie Lemus
Susie Lemus

Jason Coulston maybe its a like for OC weekly for reporting local news...

dbo90275
dbo90275

Exene thinks this is a hoax.

Marlon Spears
Marlon Spears

^ thought that was common sense by now but...

Gioia Manny Bonilla
Gioia Manny Bonilla

Someone "Liking" something doesn't necessarily mean they "like" or enjoy it. It's more a form of acknowledgement. Especially in sad postings.

willieandyoli
willieandyoli

Maybe its a faulty theory of mine but I really believe we are raising kids with zero problem solving skills. We spoil these kids and they grow up with these false ideas of entitlement that this world is going to give them whatever they want, and when reality hits they don't know how to cope. 

parkerstriprats
parkerstriprats

Do you people have nothing better to do, do you not have jobs.  No matter what happened or who did this it is a tragedy.  I am proud to say I live in Mission Viejo, and not that far from where this happened, and I can say that nothing like this has every happened before since I have lived in MV.  Can you please think of their relatives and if any of them that are reading this article.


Michael Phil
Michael Phil

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ericcooper1956
ericcooper1956

Hyper-evangelicals like these people have a view of the world that is very isolated and whomever committed this violence probably could not cope with something that others could quite easily.

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Any indication of who was the one who killed everyone before killing themself?  Any motive?

ltpar
ltpar topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay Gun didn't kill anyone, it was the froot loop kid who was probably feeling unloved at the time.  If he didn't have a gun, he likely would have used a knife or a club.  

geumenia
geumenia

Yes, another  mental case with easy access to firearms.  An important detail.

zepfan
zepfan

Worse than LA and no it's not.  Go back to school.

geumenia
geumenia

And worser is far worse than worse.

geumenia
geumenia

@willieandyoli And that drives them to grabbing a gun and shooting their parents and siblings dead?

Seriously?

geumenia
geumenia

@parkerstriprats

Personally, I can't imagine how someone going through such grief would have the desire to search online comments and discussions of the very event that caused such grief.

I understand your frustration dealing with discussions of a tragic event  that feels close to you.  But I also see the need people have to understand or find an explanation for senseless tragedies such as this.

Many of us are trying hard to make sense of the violence, particularly gun violence, that now seems so common in this country.  To add to our confusion is the fact that many of these crimes are committed by people who, to the rest of us, seem to have all that is necessary to have a good, comfortable, even happy life.  

So what leads an individual - one who does not seem to fit our stereotype of a criminal - to commit such henious acts?

These online forums, unlike anything before, provide an outlet for those in need to discuss these events- to share our outrage and maybe come to some understanding, or even a solution for this senseless, random violence that is now part of life in America.



khodson
khodson

That is a good news, good person!

greenlight
greenlight

@20ftjesus  superman looks like hes on the sauce here... along with the mental problems im sure he had, throw in 21 yr old immature hormones... recipe for family suicide

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

@20ftjesus 

And Superman, just standing there. 

Why couldn't he turn back time, like he did (against Marlon Brando's wishes) in the first movie with Christopher Reeve? 

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

@949girl My money is on the 19-year old son. A lot of boys killing people.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ltpar ... yet he didn't use a knife of a club, he used a GUN!


Guess why?



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