Tire marks from a riding mower ran from the lot and up a road to the home of a teen who was known as troubled in the neighborhood, leaving little mystery as to the perpetrator, a neighbor said. Neighbors debated whether they should contact the police, but ultimately chose to let the incident go.
Kuhn-Fricker reportedly pressured her daughter to end the relationship after discovering a neo-Nazi Twitter account that she suspected belonged to the boyfriend. Friends say the account retweeted posts praising Hitler and making derogatory comments about Jews.
Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, were shot Friday in their home in the community of Reston.
After learning of the incident, resident Penny Potter opened up about the mowed swastika in hopes that it will serve as a warning sign to others before tragedy occurs.
Kuhn-Fricker wrote that her daughter told her over the summer that the boyfriend was very knowledgeable about history and that her daughter asked, "Did you know that Jews are partly to blame for WWII?" Police say the teen then shot the couple and himself. "They can tell you if it's appropriate".
Scott Fricker yelled at the boyfriend to get out of the house, Janet Kuhn said the detective told her.
According to the Washington Post, the pages contained a bevy of anti-semitic, racist, and homophobic content.
Residents grouped together to discuss the swastika and instead of calling authorities, they made a decision to send someone over to the teen's house to talk with his parents. When residents approached the teen's parents about it, they told them their son had admitted to mowing the hate symbol into the grass. They said he was getting treatment. They agreed to talk about the efforts because they said it was important to expose what happened. "They were aware of it". After discovering the boy there, the 17-year-old pulled out a gun and shot at them, according to the girl's grandmother, Janet Kuhn. Detectives believe the boyfriend, who has not been identified, shot Scott and Buckley before shooting himself after they found and confronted him in their daughter's room around 5 a.m., according to the Washington Post. After a hard meeting, the girl seem to agree that would be best, said her grandmother, Janet Kuhn.
An intervention was attempted and the family thought the relationship was over, the paper reported.
The quote was a reference to what was happening with her daughter's boyfriend, Kuhn said.
Kuhn-Fricker sent an email to the Fairfax County private school that her daughter and the boyfriend attended, asking the administration to discipline the suspected Neo-Nazi. On Tuesday, they said they also would not discuss how the alleged shooter may have gotten the gun.
The police said they did not receive any reports of a swastika being mowed into grass in the Gunston Manor neighborhood in late October. He added that the family includes children.
Munz said neighbors were "disgusted and embarrassed" by the swastika, so they mowed the field in such a way that the swastika was no longer visible.
Friends tell CNN the family believes the incident sends a message about Nazi evil.
"People who know anything of the event should step forward and speak with the police", Munz wrote in the message.