Brian Scherr, Peter Scherr : “Father and Son Identified as Victims in Suspected Murder-Suicide in Adelaide”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Elderly Cancer Sufferer and Son Identified as Victims in Adelaide Murder-Suicide

In a tragic turn of events, an elderly cancer sufferer and his son have been identified as the victims in a suspected murder-suicide in Adelaide’s west. The shocking incident unfolded when police officers discovered the lifeless body of 88-year-old Brian Scherr at his residence on Kibby Ave in Glenelg North around 1:30 PM on Tuesday. Little did they know that another tragedy would strike less than 15 hours later.

At approximately 4:10 AM on Wednesday, police were called back to the same address, where they found the lifeless body of 63-year-old Peter Scherr, Brian’s son who had been residing with his father. Detectives from the Western District and Major Crime Investigation Branch are currently treating the incident as a murder-suicide, as they found Peter’s body within the premises.

“The investigation is still in its early stages, and further inquiry is necessary to ascertain the circumstances surrounding both deaths,” stated the police, highlighting the need for a thorough investigation.

Interestingly, a few hours after the discovery of his father’s body, Peter Scherr was spotted walking with a woman believed to be his wife in the ritzy suburb. However, the tranquility of the Glenelg home has now been shattered, with police tape removed and an eerie silence enveloping the residence.

Glenelg North, known for its picturesque waterfront, boating activities, upscale dining establishments, and high-priced properties, has been stunned by the incident. The Scherr residence, shielded by a large tree and a high fence, features an entrance with a wired security door, emphasizing the need for privacy.

Additionally, the house boasts a single large window at the front, currently concealed behind drawn blinds, where officers had gathered before entering. Outside, two chairs and a matching side table stand empty, while limited greenery adorns the front of the property, save for two urns housing plants.

Situated in a highly sought-after suburb with an average property price of $1 million, the Glenelg North home sits in an enviable location, just a short walk from the beach and the nearest primary school. Built in 2000, the property comprises three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a courtyard, nestled on a 402 square meter plot of land.

Real estate agents have previously described the residence as “outstanding” and “highly desirable,” with the property last changing hands in 2005 for $425,000. Interior photos from the time of sale reveal a back deck and a small garden, along with a modest kitchen flowing into a spacious dining area.

The shocking turn of events has left neighbors in disbelief, with one resident expressing their shock at learning about the second death at the property. “That second person was out here yesterday talking to my wife, so it’s a bit of a shock,” they revealed, adding, “Then police came, something’s happened.”

As the investigation unfolds, the community grapples with the heartbreaking loss of two lives and seeks answers to the tragic events that unfolded within the walls of the peaceful Glenelg North home.

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