Yesterday in Washington State a 28 year-old man went on a shooting spree. Hours later when he surrendered following a high speed chase , six people had lost their lives. Today's morning shows carried interviews with the distraught Mother of the perpetrator. At times inconsolable, the woman stated that her son had a history of mental illness but had refused treatment. He also had numerous misdemeanors and had just been released from jail on August 6 following a drug conviction.
Was the shooter suffering from a severe personality disorder? More than likely according to a recent guest psychiatrist on The Nancy Grace Show. The expert panelist stated that most people in prison suffer from personality disorders. And of course anyone familiar with David Caruso's fugitive Austrian stalker understands that Heidi Schnitzer has already been diagnosed with a severe personality disorder with the potential for becoming dangerous. Schnitzer has also abandoned two children to pursue stalking David Caruso.
The Governor of Washington has called for an independent investigation into the criminal history and supervision of the shooting suspect. Results of that investigation will not be available for several days perhaps a week. In the meantime, people will be left to wonder if the suspect's mental problems were directly responsible for this tragedy.
One recent e-mail to The Stalker Chronicles suggested that Heidi Schnitzer is a ticking time bomb sitting south of the U.S. border in Tijuana. With the Border Patrol and CBS Studios on heightened alert, perhaps another tragedy similar to yesterday's will be averted altogether. Let's hope that's the case before we have to face headlines about a recently escaped Austrian woman killing three people.
The U.S. Border Patrol remains on high alert with photos of Heidi Schnitzer at all check points. For those traveling to the Southern California/Tijuana, Mexico area please be on the look out for Schnitzer. She is armed and considered dangerous. Report all suspicious activity to the Border Patrol at 1-800-232-5378. Or contact the local police in Tijuana, the U.S. FBI or Austria's Bundeskriminalamt at +43-(0)1-531 26-0.