A Florida teenager is accused of stashing his parents' dead bodies in a bedroom before welcoming dozens of Facebook friends to a party at his family's home on Saturday night.
Earlier that day, Tyler Hadley allegedly bludgeoned both of his parents to death with a 22-inch framing hammer, and left their bodies in the master bedroom.
Police believe the double murder took place after Hadley had posted a Facebook invitation to the party at about 1:30 pm on Saturday. Somewhere between 40 and 60 guests arrived to the Hadley home beginning at 9 p.m., ignorant to the fact that they were entering a crime scene.
But during the party and after the party, there was a rumor that perhaps Tyler had killed his parents, a police spokesperson told CNN.
According to CNN, the spokesperson did not indicate if anyone else saw the dead couple's bodies locked in the master bedroom.
An anonymous tip led police to the Hadley's Port St. Lucie home on Sunday, where they found a nervous and panicky Tyler Hadley, along with beer bottles strewn about.
The bodies of Mary Jo Hadley, 47, and Blake Hadley, 54, were quickly discovered in the master bedroom, under a pile of books, files, towels, anything that he could find inside the home to cover the bodies.
The crime scene was certainly a merciless killing, Port St. Lucie Police Capt. Don Kryak said. It was brutal.
Hadley is a high school dropout and had previously injured a child in an accident while driving a car registered to his father. The family of the injured child was suing the Hadley's for $15,000.
A neighbor told a local news station that he heard Mr. and Mrs. Hadley had refused Tyler's request to host a party, but it is not known whether that is the motive for the killing.
Tyler Hadley was denied bail and will be tried as an adult for two counts of first-degree murder.
Police are convinced that the couple died as a result of blunt force trauma, but autopsies are being conducted on both victims.