A North Dakota farmer and three farm hands, all three from the same family, were found dead on Monday in what law enforcement officials have described as a likely murder-suicide.
In the small town of barely 1,000, in the midst of harvest season, loved ones are living what they’ve called a “complete nightmare.”
Douglas Dulmage, 56, a farmer, husband and father of two, was found shot dead in his combine in his family’s field south of Cando, North Dakota.
Outside of the combine, Justin Bracken, 34, Richard Bracken, 64, and Robert Bracken, 59, also of Cando, lay dead in the field they’d been helping him harvest. A .357 revolver was found near the bodies, according to The Associated Press.
In a statement released via Facebook on Tuesday, Towner County Sheriff Andrew Hillier described what his deputies found.