Tragic and truly disturbing news to report, as former Goatlord guitarist Joe Frankulin murdered a woman and her son before fatally shooting himself.

On Friday, Oct. 2, the 47-year-old former black metal guitarist reportedly shot a neighbor of his who lived two houses down. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Frankulin shot Jennifer Bagley Donoso at around 7AM while her three children were inside the home with her. Her daughter ran to a neighbors house to call for help. After police arrived on the scene, they realized the deceased woman's son was missing shortly before hearing additional gunshots.

Frankulin reportedly ran back to his own home with one of the victim's sons. Police were unable to establish contact with Frankulin before entering his home through the garage. They would come to find the body of Frankulin and the kidnapped boy inside.

An anonymous neighbor told reporters that Frankulin had been acting strange shorty before the murders. He had sold most of his possessions throughout the past few weeks and barricaded his home, covering the windows with boards and street signs. Police had been called to check on Frankulin multiple times, the last time taking place just days before the murders. A motive has not yet been established.

Goatlord released two albums in the early '90s, plus a disc of previously unreleased material in 2007.

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise money for the family of the two victims. If you'd like to donate, please visit the funding page.

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