A teen k*illed his parents and younger sister and posted graphic photos of the carnage on social media before turning the gun on two family dogs and himself as cops arrived.

The names of the victims k*illed by 15-year-old William Quince Colburn III have been released: William Colburn Jr., 63, Jana Colburn (who turned 53 on the day she was allegedly k*illed), and Emma Colburn, 13.

Authorities say 15-year-old William Quince Colburn III posted the gruesome images of his dead family members, made threats to attack a school and then took his own life on Thursday.


“The officers heard a single gunshot and the thud of a person falling to the ground,” according to the Texas Aransas Pass Police Department, on what is being classified as a triple murder-suicide that occurred around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to the release, “entry was made into the RV and immediately discovered the graphic scene shared on social media.”

Authorities are still investigating the motive and how the young adolescent boy could have caused so much bloodshed.

Authorities took possession of William’s RV at the Aransas Oaks RV Resort on S. Commercial Drive in Ingleside, Texas.

Officers and deputies arrived at the scene after hearing a single gunshot and discovered the family, the dead dogs, and the teenage boy all dead.

On a social media platform, William “displayed graphic images of dead individuals whom he identified as his family and whom he had k*illed.”

Police said William “threatened to continue violence at an area school” on Thursday morning.

According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the homeschooled teen did not specify which school he intended to attend.

Mourning All 4

Mahria Martin Batts, Jana Colburn’s daughter, has set up a crowdfunding page to help her family cope with the loss of her loving cousin.

“This Morning, we all woke up excited to wish our Mother a Happy 53rd Birthday,” reads the GoFundMe post, which has raised over $10,000.

“Instead, we were devastated with news that has broken us to our core.”

The family admitted that they were simply unable to explain how and why this occurred.

“We are hurt,” they added.

“We don’t get it.” We’ve gone astray. We are enraged.

“We ask that you please understand that no matter what events occurred, we are still in mourning for all four.”

The local school district expressed their condolences for the loss and confirmed that William was not a student.

“The individual in this case was not enrolled at APISD, and the APPD believes that there is no threat to any of our campuses,” said Aransas Pass ISD in a statement.

“Our hearts go out to the family that has suffered the tragic loss of several family members in our community late this evening,” it added.

Local authorities were still perplexed by the case.

Sheriff Oscar Rivera of San Patricio County expressed his and his colleagues’ confusion.

“Our investigation on this sad tragedy continues, and of course we have so many unanswered questions we are trying to find answers,” he wrote after releasing the names of the four people ki*lled in the RV.

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