The proprietor of a North Dakota farm was discovered useless in a wheat subject with three members of the family after a doable murder-suicide that family members described as a “full nightmare.”
Douglas Dulmage, 56, was fatally shot on his mix harvester in a subject south of Cando on Monday, pals and police stated.
Three different males discovered useless within the subject had been identified by the Towner County Sheriff’s Office as kin Justin Bracken, 34; Richard Bracken, 64; and Robert Bracken, 59, of Cando. The three had been engaged on harvesting the sector with Dulmage on the time of the taking pictures.
His household is “residing a whole nightmare,” his shut pal Pat Traynor told The Associated Press.
Deputies discovered every of the 4 males useless within the subject from gunshot wounds. A .357 revolver was recovered close to one of many our bodies, however officers didn’t say which physique.
“Evidence from the scene signifies that this incident was a murder-suicide and there’s no identified menace to the general public,” Sheriff Andrew Hillier stated in an announcement.
No different particulars surrounding the circumstances of the case have been launched. The Sheriff’s workplace stated a forensic medical examination of the victims would happen within the subsequent few days.
Traynor stated Dulmage owned the property. He lived within the neighboring city of Leeds along with his spouse and two kids however farmed along with his 95-year-old father on their land outdoors of city.
The deaths come at a crucial time in rural North Dakota, simply forward of the harvesting season. Traynor stated native farmers and pals of the Dulmage household have already met to debate how they’ll deal with the upcoming harvest of wheat, corn and soybeans.
North Dakota’s Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies stated Dulmage served as president of the Benson County Farm Bureau.
“It’s arduous to understand and perceive why one thing like this could occur in rural North Dakota,” he stated.
Cando is a city of simply over 1,000 folks, positioned simply 40 miles south of the Canadian border and 118 miles west of Grand Forks.
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