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Pastor ID's Mission Viejo Family Found Dead in Their Home

"They were a family we loved," Pastor John Steward said.

Mark Sheer's LinkedIn photo.
Mark Sheer's LinkedIn photo.

The bodies of four people found in a Mission Viejo home as a result of a murder-suicide were members of the same family, according to published reports.

The four, two males and two females, were found at the residence in the 25600 block of Pacific Hills Drive around 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

Broadcast and online outlets reported the deceased were husband and wife Mark and Lydia Sheer, their son, who was in his 20s, and their daughter, said to be in her late teens. All were victims of a murder-suicide, the Orange County Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday.

Sheer, a business consultant, was identified through his church, Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, and its pastor, according to broadcast reports.

"We really didn’t see that coming. They were a family we loved," Pastor John Steward told KTLA.  

KTLA identified the son as Michael Sheer, 21, and the daughter as Amy Sheer, 15. 

--City News Service

Patch Editor Penny Arévalo contributed to this report.

Mike T May 28, 2014 at 06:02 PM
Dusty, Mocker. You are a true pair of A-hole. Enjoy hell.
mocker May 29, 2014 at 12:12 AM
Hell is for Christians. Or people that live in Moreno Valley
Heather H May 29, 2014 at 09:33 AM
My heart is truly aching. Whatever happened in that home, no one will ever exactly know, except God. And I know He wept as it happened. There is evil in this world, and Christians are not exempt from it. The devil will work very hard to torment people like the Sheers to shake the rest of us and our faith. This family was loved. I pray for peace for those who loved them.
Karen McLean Lanfranca May 29, 2014 at 01:48 PM
My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of these people. Obviously, someone snapped, the shooter shall remain in limbo, while the rest of the family will travel up to the skies above and dance with the angels.
mocker May 30, 2014 at 03:48 PM
Eat some more poppys

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