MISSION VIEJO TRIPLE MURDER-SUICIDE: Police suspect a triple murder-suicide at a home owned by Mark and Lydia Sheer in Mission Viejo. Authorities have not released the identities of the victims, but said two males and two females were found dead in the upscale home, located at 25601 Pacific Hills Drive.
A man named Mark Sheer advertises himself as a “tactical coach” for financial professionals and markets a six-step program online. Business records list a Mission Viejo address for the company, Mark Sheer Seminars.
Mark Sheer was a “mentor” who helped startup owners get their businesses off the ground, said a man who identified himself only as Michael and said he was a longtime friend and business partner. “It’s surreal,” Michael said of the deaths at the home.
Sheer was a devoted family man who also helped teach bible study at Mount of Olives Lutheran Church, Michael said. The couple had an adult son and a teenage daughter, he added, describing them as “great kids.”
Carol Cross, said she lived next to the Sheer family for 16 years, with both buying homes in the area shortly after they were first sold. Cross described them as a “pleasure to live next to,” saying the deaths were a “tragic loss” and a “tragic situation.”
“They were a regular family on a quiet street in Mission Viejo,” Cross said. “I don’t know what happened.” Source: OC Register