Chance Seneca Wiki
Chance Seneca Biography
Chance Seneca is a Louisiana man who is charged with abducting and murdering gay men he met online ”as he is charged with a hate crime, kidnapping, firearm and obstruction based on his attempted murder of a gay man and his general plan to kidnap and murder gay men he met online.
How old is Chance Seneca?
Chance Seneca of Lafayette is 19 years old in the year 2021.
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According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, the teenager is accused of kidnapping two gay men he met through a dating app, Grindr, in June 2020.
Seneca tried to kidnap another person, but failed during that same time period, according to the Justice Department. A grand jury indicted Seneca on six additional federal charges on March 18, 2021, which were filed in the Western District Court of Louisiana. According to the federal criminal complaint, Seneca admitted in separate interviews with a Lafayette Police Department detective and an FBI agent that he had planned to kill the gay man.
Seneca allegedly beat 18-year-old Holden White to the point that he ended up in the hospital in a very critical condition.
Seneca allegedly stabbed him in the neck during one of those alleged attacks. That victim told other Louisiana media outlets that “he suffered strangulation that caused almost every blood vessel in his face to burst, six stab wounds to the neck, blunt trauma to the head, and such deep cuts to his wrists.
According to the charges against him, on June 19 and 20, 2020, Seneca attempted to kidnap a man and successfully abducted two other men through the app. The prosecution also alleges that Seneca attempted to murder one of these men because of his gender and sexual orientation.
During interviews, Seneca said that he invited White to hang out at his father’s house in Lafayette because he knew the house would be empty. But Seneca told investigators that instead of dating, he lured White into the house for the purpose of murdering him and dismembering his body.
Seneca told the FBI agent that he considered the Grindr app to be his “hunting ground.”
According to the criminal complaint, Seneca told police that he convinced White to put on the handcuffs and go to the bathroom for a “sexual encounter.” Seneca said he spoke to the FBI agent a few days later and revealed that he too had pointed a gun at White’s back. White recalled the situation differently for months.
He told KLFY-TV that he and Seneca had been playing video games; he didn’t mention handcuffs. White said Seneca left the room briefly, came back with a cord, and suddenly wrapped it around White’s neck. Seneca said he “strangled White from behind until White was unconscious” and placed him in the bathtub.
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Seneca explained to investigators that once he had White in the bathtub, he removed the victim’s clothes before cutting her wrists to the bone. Seneca confessed that his plan had been to “remove and preserve White’s hands,” according to the criminal complaint.
Seneca then dialed 911 and told the dispatcher that someone had been strangled. According to the criminal complaint, Seneca made further statements to the dispatcher saying, “I really ruined my life tonight” and “I tried to control everything so well.” He also said “I don’t want to be killed.”
The FBI is leading the investigation.