Workplace Tragedy: Looking for Clues

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EATON TOWNSHIP, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) State police believe Randy Stair had 100 rounds of ammunition overnight and ended up firing 59 shots in all.When it comes to finding out why this tragedy may have happened, one of the big clues might come by examining the social media page and posts on the page of the suspect.  Eyewitness News Reporter Eric Deabill has our story.

As the investigation begins into why Randy Stair killed three of his co-workers, state police are no doubt examining the 24-year-old’s digital footprint.

From YouTube videos where Stair can be seen preparing for the attack, to chilling journal entries, there is a lot of information to comb through.

 
“You wish you could have talked to him. You wish you could have been there for him and stopped it before things like this happened” said Dan Kosty, of Tunkhannock

In Wyoming County, “shock” is the primary feeling Thursday.

 “I have tears in my eyes but I’m really trying to hold it back. I’m just really sad” said Lisa Huff, of Tunkhannock

In some of his journal posts, Stair criticized the supermarket. He said he planned his attack for several months.

In his final post this past Monday, Stair openly wrote he was ready to die, claiming to be a girl trapped in a man’s body.

Just about three hours before the deadly attack at the Weis supermarket, his final tweet, “Goodbye humans…I’ll miss you.”

   “This is a family store. Everybody is family” said Tracy Klapacz of Noxen.  Klapacz knew victim Brian Hayes.

She stopped at the supermarket Thursday to mourn three innocent souls, especially her 47-year-old friend.


 “They have two young kids, a beautiful family, you couldn’t ask for a better family than these people”


State police say planning clearly went into this attack — because in the process of trying to block the five exits– troopers say Stair actually put his car in front of the emergency exit  in an effort to try and slow his co-workers down.

he three victims have been identified.

63-year-old Terry Sterling of South Montrose was both a father and grandfather.

Friends say 47-year-old Brian Hayes of Springville     wasnt the only member of his family to work at this store — his wife worked here too.

The youngest victim was 26-year-old Victoria Brong of Factoryville.

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