Police have arrested 20-year-old Caleb Barnes and his 14-year-old girlfriend after authorities say Barnes stabbed the girl’s mother to death before the pair buried the woman’s body in a shallow grave.
No word on what the argument was about, but news reports are alluding to Silvonek not being too happy about her young daughter dating a 20-year-old Army specialist out of Fort Meademan.
Whatever the argument was about, Silvonek lost when Barnes allegedly used a knife to stab her repeatedly in the neck as they sat in the car. Afterwards, Barnes and Silvonek’s daughter drove another car to Walmart where they bought items to clean up the crime scene.
The pair then drove Silvonek’s car with her body inside to a rural road where they buried Silvonek in a shallow grave. While they were sticking the woman in the ground, a neighbor saw the car and went to investigate. He called police after peering inside the car and seeing the interior splattered with blood.
“I grabbed a spotlight and I could see down across the road was a vehicle facing the wrong way,” the man said. “I seen all the blood in it. It was smeared on the passenger-side window like there was a fight, like there was a struggle. It was drops all on the dash … and all over the seat.”
By time police arrived five minutes later, the car was gone. They would notice Silvonek’s shallow grave nearby and discover her body. Investigators say that aside from the stab wounds to her neck, Silvonek also had defensive wounds all over her hands.
They would also find the car shortly after, partially submerged in a nearby pond. This would lead police to the home of Silvonek where they would discover Barnes and Silvonek’s daughter, as well as Silvonek’s sleeping husband who wasn’t even aware Barnes was in his home.
Barnes was arrested and charged with criminal homicide, abuse of a corpse and statutory sexual assault. Silvonek’s daughter was placed in a juvenile detention facility on charges of abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and hindering apprehension. It has not been decided if she will be charged as an adult, but her family has decided to let her stay there as the investigation continues.
A friend of Barnes’ who does not want to be identified told reporters that Barnes had some issues and that the 14-year-old may have been his first girlfriend.
“Anytime he was around me, he was very sweet and polite, but one day he would be the nicest person you’ve ever met and the next day he would be dark and gloomy and depressed,” she said. “He wanted to be loved so badly, he was made fun of a lot.”
Well he may get his wish in prison. With those ridiculous black wing tattoos he’s sporting, he may find comfort in the arms of a fellow inmate who dreams of butt-fucking an angel on a nightly basis.