Identities released of four people that were killed in murder-suicide in northeast North Dakota
The weapon recovered from the scene was a .357 caliber revolver
TOWNER COUNTY, N.D. – The identities of the four people killed in a murder-suicide Monday, Aug. 29, on a farm west of Maza, North Dakota, have been released.
Authorities have identified the four individuals as: Douglas Dulmage, 56, Justin Bracken, 34, and Richard Bracken, 64, from Leeds, North Dakota; and Robert Bracken, 59, from Cando, North Dakota.
According to a press release from the Towner County Sheriff’s Office, the weapon recovered from the scene was a .357 caliber revolver. More information will be released once forensic medical examinations are completed in the coming days.
Officers were dispatched to a wheat field on the 6100 block of 66th Street Northeast Monday around 6 p.m. for a report of four unresponsive individuals. Authorities located four bodies with gunshot wounds upon arrival.
Evidence from the scene indicates the incident was a murder-suicide. The .357 caliber revolver was located in the possession of one of the bodies.
The motive of the shooting is still under investigation. Sheriff Andy Hillier told Forum News Service Tuesday that it is believed the four worked together.