- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

WYOMING, Mich. (AP) - Newly released videos show a man preparing his Wyoming, Michigan, home for a couple he later killed.

Authorities said Brady Oestrike, 31, killed Charles Oppenneer, 25, and Brooke Slocum, 18, who was eight months pregnant, in July 2014.

The videos obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request were recorded in the days and hours leading up to the slayings from four surveillance cameras Oestrike set up around his home.

The first video is dated July 5, 2014, the weekend before Oppenneer was killed and Slocum was abducted. The video shows Oestrike hanging ropes from his basement ceiling and holding a whip. He also walks by with a chain and padlock and lays out undergarments.

Investigators collected at least 400 items from Oestrike’s home, including firearms, ammunition and knives. They also seized a number of electronics items and possessions from both victims.

Emails indicated that Slocum connected with Oestrike, through an ad on the online service Craigslist and arranged a sexual encounter in which Oppenneer would be present, according to investigators.

Chief James Carmody has said that Slocum’s boyfriend, Oppenneer, was found decapitated in a park on July 16.

According to police reports Oestrike held Slocum captive for five days after meeting the couple. Police reports also say Oestrike videotaped most of his assault on the pregnant teen.

After police obtained a search warrant to raid Oestrike’s home, he fled the scene and was chased by police. After crashing his car, Oestrike killed himself, authorities said.

Police then found Slocum’s body in Oestrike’s trunk, who police say was strangled that day. Her unborn child did not survive.

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