UPDATE 8/31 – 2:40 P.M.: After notification to the families involved, the names of the four deceased individuals who were located at the 6100 Block of 66th Street NE on August 29 have been identified.

According to a press release from the Towner County Sheriff’s Office, the individuals are Douglas Dulmage (56) of Leeds, Justin Bracken (34) of Leeds, Richard Bracken (64) of Leeds, and Robert Bracken (59) of Cando.

The weapon recovered from the scene was a .357 caliber revolver.

More information will be released once the forensic medical examinations are completed in the coming days.


UPDATE 8/30 – 9:30 A.M.: Four individuals were found dead in a wheat field in Cando late Monday night in what appears to be a triple murder-suicide.

According to a press release from the Towner County Sheriff’s Office, authorities arrived to the 6100 block of 66th Street NE in Cando for a report of four unresponsive individuals.

Upon investigation, it was determined that all four had sustained gunshot wounds and a firearm was located in the possession of one of the four individuals.

The names of the four involved have not been released until the notification of families.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time and there is no known threat to the public.


ORIGINAL STORY 8/29 – 9:40 P.M.: TOWNER COUNTY, N.D. (KXNET) — Monday night, Towner County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crime scene in the southwest portion of the county.

According to the Towner County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, this is what the post read:

“The Towner County Sheriff’s Office and North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are actively investigating a crime scene in southwest Towner County. At this time, there is no known risk to public safety.

Additional information regarding the investigation will be available in the future.”