Police Search Scene After Odd Statements Made by Mother and Son Suspected of Murder

(NewsReady.com) – Typically, grandparents have a special bond with their grandchildren. Relationships can be very important and loving. Then there are the ones that go off the rails. A University of Minnesota student’s relationship with his grandfather reportedly went completely south, and now police are looking for paranormal activity.

On December 19, the Houghton County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan conducted a wellness check at the home of 87-year-old Alvin Kempainen. Officers found him dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

The sheriff’s department later revealed they had three suspects: the victim’s grandson, 20-year-old Jacob Kempainen, his daughter-in-law, 50-year-old Margaret Kempainen, and a 16-year-old. They were later located on Interstate 35 in Minnesota, near the Iowa border, and taken into custody.

Police began to suspect the mother, son, and juvenile when the victim’s son told the police that he had not heard from his wife and children. He stated that he began to fear for his elderly dad’s life when he saw a debit transaction from the area where he lived. The victim texted his son and said the family arrived at the house, but then stopped responding to messages.

Margaret told authorities that her son, Jacob, shot his grandfather. However, he claimed his grandfather was already dead. Authorities said Jacob told police that spirits spoke to him and told him that his grandfather “opened the well up behind the house, and the spirits killed him.” He went on to say they saw a person in the house, but it wasn’t his grandpa. Margaret made similar claims.

The police noted the claims made by the mother and son were similar to a horror movie named “The Visit.” A police search warrant stated all “evidence of paranormal activity, spirits, possession of bodies” and the movie should be seized.

Margaret and Jacob face charges of first-degree homicide and a slew of other crimes.

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