Witchcraft behind ritualistic killing of Florida family, investigators say

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PENSACOLA, FL – Folks in Escandia County, Florida are a little on edge right now, because it looks like there might be a killer witch on the loose.

Sheriff’s deputies found three mutilated bodies in a house, the victims laid out in a ritualistic design that left even Sheriff David Morgan lost for words.

Voncile Smith, 77, and her two sons, Richard and John died on August 4, the night of the blue moon.

All victims were beaten in the same way and had their throats slit, but Richard Smith was also shot in the head.

“It’s witchcraft,” said Morgan. “I'll say that right now. You know, there are different factions of that."

And Richard Smith? Well, he was high up in the Department of Homeland Security.

The family was well-off, reclusive, and lived in the house 27 years. Robbery wasn’t a motive since a large amount of cash in a safe was not touched. Detectives are looking for a person of interest, a white male with specific ties to the victims and to a faction of witchcraft.

Pensacola pagans are not happy about claims that witchcraft is behind the murders, saying it promotes misconceptions about who they are and what they do.

Meantime, investigators are still looking for the murdering son of a witch.