It’s the stuff of slash-and-gash horror movies.
Only this time, its victims are real.
And they were murdered by a now-former police officer in Daviess County.
Officer Dave Call showed up to Rebecca Taul’s home in Trenton, MO. in the evening.
His heart turned cold, and he had only one thing on his mind: to execute this woman and her pet dog.
It turns out that Rebecca had actually dated Officer Call at one point.
Somewhere during their dating, Rebecca decided to end her interaction with the 50-yr-old Officer Call.
We can only guess it was some kind of irredeemable flaw she perceived in his personality or value system which scared her away from him.
When she moved to her new home, a friend asked her if Officer Call would be living with her.
“No,” she said.
“I’m scared of him and I don’t want him anywhere near me,’” she continued.
That would be one of the last times she spoke to anybody again.
Officer Call had plans to end her life in the most gruesome manner possible.
He went to her home and shot her to death.
If this wasn’t enough, he made sure to shoot her pet dog to death as well.
Two innocent victims robbed of their lives at he hands of a rampaging cop — it was a nightmare.
And it still doesn’t end there.
According to reports, Officer Call lit the corpses of his victims on fire.
One wonders what was going through this Officer’s mind as he saw the once animated, loving beings turned into charred remains.
“Call was distraught over the breakup,” a probable cause statement reads.
A witness said that Officer Call called her and told her about what he did, and that he was “standing over” bodies which he had just burned.
At this point several police were called over to the home with the corpses.
Officer Call barricaded himself in, and finally turned the gun on himself.