CHILLING videos have emerged from the social media account of the alleged killer in the Athena Strand case.
The seven-year-old was reported missing from her home in Paradise, Texas on Wednesday, November 30.
As The US Sun previously reported, Athena was last seen around 5pm after being dropped off from school around 4:30pm.
Her stepmother realized she was missing after being unable to find her at 6.40pm when she returned home.
The following day, police issued an AMBER alert, and shortly thereafter, police identified 31-year-old FedEx driver Tanner Lynn Horner as a suspect.
Tragically, on Friday, December 2, Athena’s body was discovered by Wise County police and the FBI just six miles from her home.
Horner is said to have confessed to the abduction and killing of Athena and is said to have been charged with capital murder and kidnapping.
Amid the ongoing situation, videos from Horner’s TikTok account under the username tandlaw777 have surfaced, including a bug-fighting video that’s sure to unsettle some.
There are only four posts on Horner’s site.
The oldest video includes his reaction to a lewd hand placement video, to which he jokes about wiping his butt.
The second oldest is another reaction to a TikTok trend, and the second most recent is similar.
However, the latest video, dated November 4th, shows the gruesome killing of a bug trapped under glass.
Horner reacted wide-eyed as another video played of someone spraying a bug trapped under a drinking glass, slowly killing it.
Considering the events that transpired just weeks after this video was released, Horner was likely unsettling to many as he watched a seemingly innocent creature slowly be killed.
Every single one of Horner’s TikTok videos, including the bug video, has had comments from Americans and Texans who seem outraged.
“I’m getting sick,” said one TikToker.
“That’s a killer’s face!!!!!” claimed another.
Although Athena’s family and the police officers involved in the search for her suffer most from the consequences.
Wise County Sheriff Lane Atkin said in a news conference that it was possibly the toughest investigation of his career.
“It’s one of the toughest investigations I’ve ever been involved in because it’s a child,” Atkin said.
“Every time a child dies, it hits you in the heart. You’re comparing that kid to your own kids when they were that age,” he continued.
The FBI reportedly confirmed to police that Athena died just one hour after she was kidnapped on November 30.
FedEx has also issued an official statement on the case and Horner’s engagement.
“Words cannot describe our shock and sadness at the reports of this tragic event,” the company said.
“First and foremost, our thoughts are with the family at this most difficult time and we continue to cooperate fully with the investigative authorities. At this point, any further questions should be directed to law enforcement.”
The US Sun has reached out to FedEx for further comment on the matter.
This continues to be an evolving case, with officials and family awaiting an autopsy report in the coming days to confirm how Athena died.
For related content, The US Sun has reported an update on the murder of four Idaho college students.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6834732/athena-strands-killers-dark-tiktok-bug/ Inside Athena Strand’s dark TikTok of the ‘Killer’ where he is seen in a FedEx uniform and reacting to a sick bug killing video