Police reports: Daughter in murder-suicide viewed ‘violent porn’

Gary Volkers and Stacey Grotenhuis (file photos)


HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The woman found dead in her father’s condominium, the apparent victim of a murder-suicide involving her father, watched violent pornography, including beheadings, according to police reports obtained Friday by 24 Hour News 8.

Stacey Grotenhuis’s mother, Karen Jarrell, said police have told her that her daughter was nearly decapitated.

State police said they are waiting for DNA test results before they close the investigation into the deaths of Grotenhuis, 31, and her father, Gary Volkers.

Jarrell said she recently met with state police investigators who told her that Volkers had been viewing violent porn the morning of the deaths. Their bodies were discovered Oct. 5.

But two ex-boyfriends of Grotenhuis, interviewed by detectives, said she watched violent porn. “The more horrific,” one said, “the better.”

One said Grotenhuis “liked to look at violent pornography and other violent acts such as decapitations and war scenes… he said she looked at things like that even when she was sober.”

But, he said, she was a “totally different person when she was drinking,” the report states. “He said Stacey wanted him to do ‘violent capture and torture role playing,’ where she was the captured person and was being sexually abused.” He told her he wasn’t interested, he told police.

“Put her together with the right person and anything was possible, especially if she was drunk,” the ex-boyfriend told police.

He said Grotenhuis, who had recently moved back in with her father, didn’t have her own computer, so sometimes used her dad’s.

Police said they searched Volkers’ laptop and found images of violet porn such as sexual assaults, mutilations and beheadings.

State police discovered Volkers, 59, dead of a single gunshot wound under the chin along a two-track in Osceola County on Oct. 5. They found his Colt Anaconda .44 magnum next to him.

When troopers from the Rockford post went to his home at Crystal Waters Condominiums to notify next of kin, they discovered the body of Grotenhuis on a bed.

Police reports described the murder scene — that Grotenhuis was found naked in a back bedroom.  They found a “large cutting knife” near the victim. It appeared she’d been struck twice in the head with a hammer, likely to incapacitate her. Police found a claw hammer on the night stand.

They also say she was stabbed in the chest, with the knife piercing her heart.

They said there were no defensive wounds.

Many of those interviewed by police described Grotenhuis as an alcoholic who suffered from bipolar disorder. Many described Volkers as a loving father who would never hurt his daughter. He had no criminal record.

However, court records show police found that Volkers, a truck driver who was on medical leave, had used a prostitute six years ago and was making frequent contact with in an escort service website.