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On Saturday morning, Oklahoma City officials responded to a welfare check near Hefner and Council roads. Police claimed Francoise Littlejohn, a 30-year-old father, left his home with his three children, then began livestreaming threatening messages to the children.
Fearing for the children’s safety, a family member saw Littlejohn’s stream and alerted officials at 4:14 am on Saturday.
Officers were working to locate the father and children when video footage conveyed Littlejohn entering the neighborhood in the 11300 block of Treemont Lane, where he killed his three children and then himself.
A few hours later, around 7:25 a.m. a jogger in the northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood quickly informed police after witnessing the vehicle with four bodies inside.
Jogger finds bodies of man, children in car after livestream triple-murder suicide
According to News 9, a woman who asked to remain anonymous passed by the vehicle several times, noticing a stationary man in the car.
The woman stated, “When I went over there, I knew something was off already because the guy’s car was running, and it was parked three feet from the curb,” she said. “It was on the right side of the road, but it was just odd.”
The woman approached the car, but when she saw blood, she ran to her neighbor, Amy Robinson, home and alerted officials.
Everyone was in disbelief as they witnessed Littlejohn and his children’s dead bodies in the vehicle. Robinson was heartbroken for the family, saying, “it breaks my heart, and I cannot understand or fathom anybody doing that to a child, let alone three of them.”
The Oklahoma City Police Department identified the three children: Trinity Littlejohn, three years old; Aliyah Littlejohn, four years old; and Kyren Littlejohn, seven.
Capt. Michelle Henderson of the Oklahoma City Police Department stated, “This is a tragic situation; a lot of emotions are involved.”
Some have claimed the man conducted the livestream killings after he discovered his girlfriend gave him an STD, though police say a motive is still unclear.