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Update: Kacey Heberlein Killed by High School Sweetheart Chris Bankert in Murder-Suicide

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As we noted, police were initially dispatched to a residence owned by Bankert located on the 4000 block of Old Windmill Way in Castle Rock after Heberlein failed to show up for a meeting with a family friend on Saturday.

When no one answered at the house, officers withdrew -- but they returned early Sunday morning and evidence on the scene prompted the deployment of a SWAT team. Upon entry, however, law enforcers found the bodies of Heberlein and Bankert, who were reportedly sweethearts from their days at Bear Creek High School.

Heberlein's Facebook page, which reveals that the couple became engaged in 2010, features a profile pic of her wearing a Colorado Avalanche sweater....

...and her Twitter account is devoted to Avs news. Her fandom was noted online via condolence tweets like this one....

...and this one:

Meanwhile, a relative of Bankert's posted this photo....

...as a remembrance of a young man whose final act was shocking and tragic.

Our sincere condolences to the friends, family and loved ones of Kacey Heberlein.

Continue to see our previous coverage of the deaths of Kacey Heberlein and Chris Bankert, including additional photos.

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