Baseball player reveals he found out on Facebook that his family had been murdered
Baseball player, Blake Bivens has said he was at the airport when he logged on to Facebook and found out his family had been murdered.
Bivens, who is a minor league pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays’ farm team said this during a service at The River Church in Danville, Virginia on Sunday.
Naratting how he discovered his wife, baby son and mother-in-law were shot to death last August, Bivens, 24, said: “First headline I see is two females and a small child were gone.”
He added in the confessional, which was broadcast over Facebook: “I immediately knew that was them. I found out my family was gone over a Facebook headline. I just immediately began to scream in the middle of the airport.”
Bivens’ wife Emily, 25, their 14-month-old son Cullen, Emily’s mother, Joan Bernard, 64, and a pet dog were found slain in their Keeling, VA home while Bivens was out on a road trip with the Montgomery Biscuits.