THE journal of a man accused of killing his parents has been found with chilling details about the alleged murder.
Erik Metzig, 25, was charged in the alleged slaying of his parents, 72-year-old David Metzig and 71-year-old Jan Metzig.
In a personal journal found at the family home, police allege that Erik wrote that he wanted to “eliminate” his parents.
The journal, allegedly found in Erik’s room in the family’s Winnebago, Wisconsin home, stated that he wanted to make his parent’s deaths look less sinister.
An entry bloviated about wanting to make his parent’s death look like they got lost on a walk.
Police were drawn to David and Jan’s cheese business on March 19 following a welfare check.
An unidentified family member lead police to the family home where the victims lived with their son.
Police discovered the couple in their bedroom, wrapped in blankets, and apparently dead from gunshot wounds.
Two guns, believed to be the murder weapon, was found in the kitchen, police say.
A loaded AR platform rifle was placed on the table, while a 9mm handgun was found in the garbage, the police complaint alleges.
The note was discovered in the home after a deeper investigation.
Police say they later found Erik at a local YMCA, where he refused to talk about any incident with his parents.
Police arrested Erik and charged him with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.
His bail has been set at $1million.
The charges are a Class-A felony – if proven guilty, Erik faces potential life imprisonment.