(Meredith) -- A father suffered a fatal heart attack a day after learning his son was murdered at a Tennessee laundromat.
Greeneville police found the body of Christopher Short outside the Celebrity Coin Laundry on Oct. 2. The department did not provide details about how he died but identified Stanley Eric Mossburg as the murder suspect.
Within 24 hours of his son's death, Alan Short suffered a fatal heart attack, WATE-TV reported. His family told the station that Alan was very close to his son and could not bear the news.
“He said it was the worst pain he had ever felt. He said it was worse than when his mom and dad died, that he didn’t know if he could make it. The very next morning, he had a heart attack and died,” said Alan's brother, Wayne Short. “The stress just was too much for him."
Following Christopher Short's murder, police said Mossburg fled to Polk County, Florida, where he is suspected of killing two other people on Oct. 11.
Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office eventually took him into custody on Tuesday, after an intense manhunt and hours-long standoff.
Police have not yet identified the Florida victims. As for Christopher Short's family, they are trying to cope with two losses.
“The people in my family, most of them, they get really angry when they hear about it," said Wayne Short. "Me, I kind of understand it, and I’m angry. But, you know, I’m not going to express my feelings as anger. It’s more like I just want justice.”
Funeral arrangements for both Christopher and Alan are set for Friday, according to WATE-TV.