Suspect In NC Family Slaying Dead; Father Could Face Charges

A man whose family was killed last week at their home in Conover could face drug charges after investigators said he may have been trafficking drugs through his home.

State Bureau of Investigation officials say today that Brian Tzeo knew the murder suspect, Chiew Chan Saevang. Arrest warrants against Saevang included trafficking opium. Tzeo could face similar charges.

Tzeo's wife, Lisa Saephan, and the couple's three children were found dead last Thursday.

Officials said Saevang killed himself and his girlfriend after a high speed chase in Utah late last night.

Services for Saephan and the children --20-year-old Melanie, 18-year old Pauline and 4-year-old Cody -- are scheduled today at a funeral home in Newton.



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Authorities say a man who was a suspect in a quadruple homicide in North Carolina has killed himself after a police chase in Utah.

Deputy Sheriff Coy Reid of the Catawba County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday the suspect killed himself after the chase in Washington County, Utah. The man's girlfriend also was killed.

The suspect wasn't immediately identified.

The suspect was wanted in last week's killings of Lisa Saephan and her three children -- 20-year-old Melanie, 18-year-old Pauline and 4-year-old Cody -- at their home outside of Conover.


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  • by me Location: nc on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    He had a girlfriend and a wife, and someone said he'd suffered enough? Yeah, right. Like his wife and children ASKED to be killed. They were just innocent people whose lives meant NOTHING to a drug dealer.SO SAD
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Mar 18, 2009 at 07:08 PM
    And you know what else? Thats another thing that urks me. "Well, hes suffered enough! Why punish him?".. OMG! If you're tied up in crime, you are going to have to pay for it upon getting caught! You know the risk when you are doing it, so go whine to somebody else. Maybe the brutal murder of this mans family had nothing to do with his dealing drugs out of the home, but maybe it did. Either way, hes going to pay for it, and may already have paid the ultimate price...Its terrible that innocent children had to die.. Regardless of why.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Mar 18, 2009 at 05:58 PM
    Good for you Rachel! I agree whole heartedly
  • by rachel Location: work on Mar 18, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    Melissa are you kidding me what if the killings were not random what if they had something to do with the drugs? No man that loves his family traffics drugs through his home...there are NO exceptions!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  • by Melissa Location: Pitt County on Mar 18, 2009 at 12:21 PM
    I know what this man was doing was wrong, but I don't think charging him with the drug charges will make a difference. This man has suffered something that no man or woman should EVER have to endure and will have to live with this for the rest of his life. Praying for the family!
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2009 at 09:28 AM
    I had a feeling something like this would come out.
  • by WHAT Location: WHERE on Mar 18, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    When did he even become a suspect, it wasn't in the news.
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