House buyer unhappy with new home kills realtor, then himself

Albert Baglione, 84, fatally shot Soren Arn-Oelschlegel in murder-suicide at Portsmouth, Virginia property he had just bought sight unseen.


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Realtor Soren Arn-Oelschlegel (pictured) was shot dead by a house buyer unhappy with his new purchase

An elderly man unhappy with the new Virginia home he bought sight unseen shot dead his real estate agent before turning the gun on himself.

Albert Baglione, 84, fatally shot 41-year-old realtor Soren Arn-Oelschlegel on Friday night in the Portsmouth home the older man had purchased just four days earlier.

Officers responded to the property on Bolling Road at around 6 p.m. and encountered Baglione, the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department said in a news release

The octogenarian, who was holding a weapon, told cops that he had killed his realtor, police said.

He then closed his door and a gunshot was heard, after which a SWAT team entered the home to discover both men’s bodies, the release said.

Arn-Oelschlegel, who worked for real estate company Long & Foster, was apparently meeting Baglione in person for the first time to discuss his dissatisfaction with his new purchase, according to local media reports.

The 750-square-foot house was bought on October 4 for $160,000, its online listing shows.

single-storey home with U-Haul truck parked beside
The Portsmouth, Virginia home where Albert Baglione gunned down Soren Arn-Oelschlegel before killing himself

Its elderly buyer from Alabama had only moved into the residence a day before the fateful meeting, according to a neighbor.

“He bought the house sight unseen from Alabama, moved in here Thursday and called a real estate agent Friday to return the house,” the neighbor told local station WTKR.

Police are treating the bizarre double-killing as a murder-suicide.

Arn-Oelschlegel has been remembered by members of LGBTQ nonprofit Hampton Roads Pride, where he volunteered for over a decade.

“The LGBTQ community of Hampton Roads has lost a vibrant person [who’s] hard to replace,” president Rudy Almanzor told WTKR.

“He always had tons of energy. I never saw him not smiling, laughing and wanting to have fun. He worked hard, played hard,” he added.

A candlelight vigil will be held tonight at 7 p.m. to celebrate Arn-Oelschlegel’s life.

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25 days ago

Got to be more to this story “a home buyer suddenly shooting the realtor.”
It takes awhile to sell a house, and it’s not like it happened overnight.
Something must have gone sour between them personally.
They probably knew each other long before the deal was closed.

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