The 22-year-old ex-boyfriend of a Kansas nurse found murdered alongside her three young children has been arrested late last night after a day-long manhunt involving 100 officers.
David Cornell Bennett Jr is being held on $5 million bail after the bodies of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her three children, aged 9, 6, and 4, were discovered.
Friends say the single mother from Parsons had gone on a couple of dates with Bennett but tried to distance herself from him when he began ‘acting scary’.
The 22-year-old had been taken into custody last month after police were allegedly alerted to a posting on a social media site that said he planned to carry out a murder suicide, KOAM TV reported.
He was held until a mental evaluation was carried out, and was then released. It is not clear who the intended victims in the alleged online post were.
Colleagues of Ms Umbarger, who worked as a nursing home, raised the alarm when the dedicated nurse failed to show up to work on Monday.
Police have not yet said how the family died or where they were found, but some local stations reported that the mother was killed in her own home alongside her two daughters Hollie, 9, and Averie, 4, and son, Jaxon, 6.
She had last been seen on Saturday night when she attended her sister’s wedding shower.
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