Tanner Lynn Horner: Social media clip shows Athena Strand's killer reacting to disturbing bug-killing video
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WISE COUNTY, TEXAS: A disturbing video posted to Athena Strand's alleged killer's social media account has surfaced days after the seven-year-old girl's murder. Strand was reported missing from her Texas home on November 30 after her stepmother was unable to find her. The next day, police identified 31-year-old FedEx driver Tanner Lynn Horner as a suspect after an AMBER alert was issued. However, Strand's body was discovered on December 2 by Wise County police and the FBI about six miles from her house.
Horner confessed to kidnapping and killing Athena, The US Sun reported. He was reportedly charged with capital murder and kidnapping. Chilling videos from his TikTok account, under the username tandlaw777, have now surfaced, one of which is a sick bug-killing video. There are only four posts on Horner's page.
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The oldest video on Horner's account shows him reacting to a suggestive video about hand placement. He was seen joking about wiping his behind. The next oldest video was a reaction to a TikTok trend, the second-most recent was also similar. The latest video shows Horner reacting to the cruel killing of a bug. The video he reacted to showed someone using a spray on a bug trapped under a drinking glass, killing it slowly.
The FBI reportedly confirmed that Strand died just an hour after being kidnapped. Meanwhile, in an official statement, FedEx said, "Words cannot describe our shock and sorrow at the reports surrounding this tragic event."
The company added, "First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family during this most difficult time, and we continue to cooperate fully with the investigating authorities. At this time, any further questions should be directed to law enforcement.”