Four bodies discovered in Towner County wheat field

Towner County crime scene
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Published: Aug. 30, 2022 at 10:23 AM CDT
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TOWNER COUNTY, N.D. (KVLY) - UPDATE (8/31 at 10 a.m.): One of the four men killed in Towner County murder-suicide remembered as ‘pillar of the community’

ORIGINAL STORY (8/30 at 10 a.m.): Authorities are investigating a scene in Towner County where four dead bodies were discovered.

The Towner County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to a wheat field in the 6100 block of 66th Street NE on Monday, for a report of unresponsive individuals. That wheat field is between Leeds and Cando.

When authorities arrived, they say they found four people shot dead. Authorities say they also found a gun in possession of one of the people. At this time, the sheriff’s office says it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Names of the people involved are being withheld pending family notification.

The Towner County Sheriff’s Department along with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation are working the case.