A town of Campbell man earlier this month told his ex-girlfriend not to return to his apartment because “she wasn’t safe there,” police reports state.
Jesse Klukas, 22, followed through with his threats to kill when he beat and stabbed 18-year-old Dana Shefelbine of Holmen at his apartment Aug. 13 after she severed their two-year relationship, according to town of Campbell police reports.
He then posted two graphic pictures on his Facebook page and told followers in a vulgar posting how he “loved her with everything in my being” before turning a shotgun he bought for $666 on himself.
“I truly believe I am cursed,” he wrote.
Police from multiple jurisdictions knocked down the door to apartment No. 6 about 10:45 a.m. after a tenant of the four-unit complex at 236 Tellin Court found a shotgun slug from Klukas’ apartment traveled into his apartment and landed in a kitchen wall.
Officers found rap music blaring in the dark apartment before discovering Klukas dead in an office chair and Shefelbine’s body on the couch, reports state. Authorities seized knives, marijuana, a bong and glass pipes from the unit.
Police working with Facebook officials deleted Klukas’ account. His family did not claim his possessions.
Another tenant in the complex said Shefelbine stated that Klukas had threatened to kill her and her family, according to reports. The renter said Klukas was acting depressed and recently quit his job.
“Jesse also told me that he didn’t care if he went to prison for the rest of his life,” the tenant wrote in a statement to police.
Shefelbine’s family held her funeral Tuesday and remembered the recent Holmen High School graduate as a daughter and sister who appreciated music, hiking and camping, according to her obituary.
She began volunteering at 11 years old with Tabby Town, where she was drawn to the most timid kittens, organization founder Marie Glover said.
“She ended up adopting three of the cats,” she said. “She was a gentle, giving little girl who turned into a beautiful young lady.”
Shefelbine was artistic and skilled at drawing and photography, Glover said.
“There was a lot of emotion in her art,” she said. “She was destined to be something great.”