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MURDER SUICIDE BOCA RATON: Police Release New Details, But May Illegally Be Withholding Name

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DEADLY FAMILY VACATION…HOME OWNED BY 92 YEAR OLD NADINE STRUMLAUF…

POLICE WON’T RELEASE SUSPECT NAME, CLAIMING “MARSY’S LAW” APPLIES TO DEAD PERSON…

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Boca Raton Police Department mid-day Monday released new details concerning Sunday’s murder-suicide on NW 3rd Terrace, but is withholding crucial details from the public. The “official” information provided by Boca Raton Police follows.

Diana Frieser
City Attorney Diana Frieser. Why hide killer name?

Editor’s note: We strongly question whether the Boca Raton Police Department is appropriately enacting “Marsy’s Law” in protecting the name of the alleged murderer, who is deceased. The police, for now, refuse to release information concerning the identities of the victims or the killer. Marsy’s law, which was enacted to protect the names of victims — to prevent them from being re-victimized by the person who caused them harm — was never intended to protect the name of an alleged murderer who is also deceased. We note that a dead person can not inflict more harm. We call on the Boca Raton Police Department to immediately release the name of the alleged killer, to share the home town of the victims allegedly vacationing in Boca Raton, and to offer information as to whether this crime occurred in a vacation rental or similar establishment that is part of a larger national organization. We call on Boca Raton City Attorney Diana Frieser to explain to the public why she is instructing the Police Department to withhold information about a killer.

Public records indicate the home is owned by Nadine Strumlauf, 92. She has owned the home since 2002. It is currently valued at nearly $1M, according to Redfin. BocaNewsNow.com has independently confirmed that she is related to a controversial nightclub owner from Atlanta, GA.

OFFICIAL POLICE ADVISORY

On Sunday, July 10, 2022, at approximately 3:18 p.m., Boca Raton Police responded to a residence along the 5000 block of NW 3rd Terrace in reference to a shooting. A neighbor reported Victim #1 was outside the residence and injured. Officers arrived on scene and determined Victim #1 sustained head injuries from being struck with a firearm. Victim #2 also fled from the residence and advised he was shot at by the suspect, who was a family member. While on scene, it was determined Victim #3 may have been inside the residence with the suspect, but Victims #1 and #2 did not see Victim #3 while inside.

The Boca Raton Police SWAT Team and the Boca Raton Police Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) responded to the scene. Crisis negotiators were unable to contact the suspect or Victim #3. The SWAT Team made entry by breaching the front door of the residence. Inside, Victim #3 and the suspect were found deceased. The suspect appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A preliminary investigation revealed several family members were traveling down to Florida to vacation at the residence. Days prior to their arrival, the suspect was located inside the residence and did not have permission to be there. It is unknown how long the suspect had been there. After being notified, a family member directed the suspect to leave the residence.

Victim #3 was the first family member to arrive at the residence after the suspect was directed to leave. At some point during her stay, she was killed inside the residence. When Victims #1 and #2 arrived on Sunday, they could not get into the house, so they texted Victim #3. Victim #2 received a text back from Victim #3’s phone stating the side door was unlocked. Victims #1 and #2 entered the home with their luggage and soon after they were attacked by the suspect. During this time, Victim #1 was able to flee the residence and seek help. Victim #2 was also able to flee when the suspect appeared to be distracted by his firearm.

The motive remains under investigation. If you have information, please contact Detective George Reilly at (561) 544-8660.

UPDATE: Click here for the latest as of 8:50 p.m. Monday, July 11th.

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