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Brother of victim who was shot and killed in south St. Louis speaks out

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A week has passed since three people were brutally murdered in south St. Louis and the family of two of the victims is speaking out about their fear with the suspect still on the loose.

“It's been hard, I haven't been able to sleep, you hear a loud noise, a gun shot? You know the guys still out there,” said Daniel Schaefer Jr. Schaefer's sister Paige and his mother Tammie Thurmond were killed in a quadruple shooting.

Paige Schaefer and James Lacey were found shot to death inside a home on Itaska. A third victim remains in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. That same afternoon, Tammie Thurmond was found shot in the head in an alley.

Police say they have no suspects and no one has been arrested, but Daniel Schaefer says the person they think is responsible is making threats to his family.

“My brother received a phone call and he said 'Come on over and I'll take care of you too,'" Schaefer said.

Schaefer says he believes he knows who did it. In fact, police say the fourth victim identified the same person to dispatchers.

“We received a call that an ex-boyfriend might have done the shooting,” Lt. John Green said Friday after the murders. Police say they are still looking for anyone with information to call Crimestoppers.

“It's hard, I'm so frustrated, we gave [the detective] the cell phone he called from, they can track it,” said Schaefer.

Schaefer said there was no warning, no previous threats that his sister and others might be in danger before the brutal killings.

“I think he didn't want anyone to tell on him so he was going to kill anyone that knew anything about him, There are people asking if there are going to be police at the funeral because they're afraid of what this guy is capable of doing. He tried to murder four people and he was successful with three of them. The fourth one is still fighting for her life,” said Schaefer.

Police tell News 4 they will have officers at the funeral for Thurmond and Schaefer which is scheduled for next Saturday.

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