The parents of Elliot Rodger’s first three victims — UC Santa Barbara students George Chen, David Wang and James Hong — are struggling to deal with the violence inflicted on their sons nearly a month after the rampage in Isla Vista.
Exactly what happened remains unclear. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown called it a “pretty horrific crime scene,” saying the three men had been “stabbed repeatedly with sharp objects.” Police made the discovery after Rodger embarked on a deadly rampage on the streets of Isla Vista, killing three other UCSB students and wounding 13 other people before apparently taking his own life.
An attorney representing the three families, Todd Becker, said they believed the killings occurred sometime that day and that a knife, a hammer and a machete were used.
There are many questions, including how the slightly built Rodger could have overpowered three other people and when they were actually killed. A sheriff’s spokeswoman said investigators were looking into whether the victims had been drugged or poisoned.
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