Who was Kyle Brandon Grieb? Texas dad shoots dead 6-month-old girl and her toddler sister before killing himself
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS: A Texas man reportedly shot dead his two young daughters after he threatened to take the children from their mother.
Kyle Brandon Grieb, 30, fatally shot and killed Amyah Engleman, 2, as well as 6-month-old Caraline Engleman on August 27. Both the children had been shot in the head. As per documents obtained by the Hays Free Press, the children's bodies had been found under a tarp in the backyard of their mother's home.
The incident is said to have taken place outside a home located off Boulder Bluff in San Marcos where deputies were called to the 900 block for a child custody matter, KSAT reports. Grieb's body was found close by to the others as well. Grieb had reportedly spent the night at the home just outside San Marcos. Grieb had spoken to the girls' mother Halie Engleman and said that he had been planning to take the girls.
The couple also has two other daughters -- Evelyn, 6, and Melody, 4 -- who were reportedly harmed. Halie had spoken to authorities and said that when she woke up that morning, she was unable to find the two little girls and had asked Grieb on their whereabouts. She revealed that he pointed to the bathroom but the girls were not in there. When she went out to look for them and returned, Grieb had disappeared from the home. Halie had called the police and several other family members to the home afterward. Eventually, one of them had spotted Grieb's body in the backyard.
As reported by KSAT, family members arrived at the home while deputies were conducting the investigation. An affidavit revealed that the deputy "heard one of them exclaim 'there’s a body out here.'" The bodies of the little girls were discovered shortly after. According to a deputy at the scene, the girls had "obvious gunshot wounds to the head." The police are of the belief that Grieb had killed the two children before turning the gun on himself.
A GoFundMe page was started for the family to help with the funeral expenses. The page read, "Amyah and Caraline's father took their lives before taking his own life. All funds collected will be used toward assisting Halie in obtaining a vehicle for transportation, a home to reside in, fulfilling her desired career path, child care and generally restarting their lives."
"The Engleman family is grateful for the assistance of the Attorney General's Crime Victim's Compensation Fund that will assist with funeral services on a date to be determined. A prior crowdfunding fundraiser was held by Ms. Engleman's sister. The Engleman family is thankful for all those who donated. Those funds are being accounted for and will be used for the same purposes stated above," the page stated.