As funerals are being held for the Vaughn family who were murdered last week, the wife and three children were found dead in a sport-utility vehicle in the far southwest suburbs, 32 year old Christopher Vaughn is arrested. Who would ever have thought from these pictures that we would be discussing a quadruple murder allegedly done by the father?
The Vaughn family: (from upper left) Christopher, Kimberly, Abigayle, and Cassandra and Blake.
The bodies of Vaughn’s wife, Kimberly, 34, and their three children – Abigayle, 12; Cassandra, 11; and Blake, 8 – were found on June 14 in a sport-utility vehicle parked on a service road near a cell phone tower in far southwest suburban Channahon Township. Kimberly Vaughn had suffered one gunshot wound and the children had all suffered multiple gunshots.
Vaughn himself was found with a gunshot to the knee. Police interviewed him for several hours after the shooting, but he was later released. (CBS2–Chicago)
Christopher Vaughn was taken into custody Saturday morning by St. Charles County Police. Police are investigating his possible involvement in the shooting deaths of his wife and three children.
Even though Christopher Vaughn was not considered a suspect, for what that is worth, many questioned the story and the nature of the murder. As some experts stated, “it just didn’t fit the profile”.
These inconsistencies led Meyer to express her doubts — she said that the story does not fit “99 percent of the cases I’ve seen.”
“I’ve seen thousands of these,” she said. “Once you start reading, they start quickly looking alike. I can tell within three sentences which category they fit into. This just doesn’t fit anything.”
Kimberly and Christopher Vaughn made an odd couple. She was an ebullient social butterfly with a million-dollar smile. He was taciturn, withdrawn and occasionally given to angry confrontations.
UPDATE I: Illinois authorities Plan on Extraditing Christopher Vaughn to face charges
Illinois authorities plan on extraditing Christopher Vaughn from Missouri back to Illinois to face murder charges in the death of his wife and three children.
However, attorneys for Christopher Vaughn state that he will fight extradition.