The Latest: Son charged in deaths of ex-NFL lineman, wife

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LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have charged the son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett in Bennett’s death.

Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found dead in their home in Long Prairie, a small town about two hours northwest of Minneapolis, on Wednesday. Their 22-year-old son Dylan has been sought since then.

Both Bennetts were shot. A criminal complaint says Dylan Bennett’s car was at the scene with an empty box for a 9 mm handgun inside, along with ammunition. Authorities say they traced transactions after the Bennetts’ death suggesting Dylan Bennett had flown to Mexico, and a warrant has been issued.


ORIGINAL STORY: A former Concordia and NFL football player Barry Bennett and his wife are dead, and police have named their son as a suspect in the case.

Bennett and his wife Carol were found dead Wednesday in their Long Prairie, Minn., home and police call their deaths "suspicious."

The FBI is helping with the search for 22-year-old Dylan Bennett, because police think he has already left the state. Dylan is believed to be driving a blue 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV with Minnesota plates BCK 487. Neighbors say he was the victim's youngest son.

Barry Bennett played football at Concordia College in Moorhead in the mid- to late-1970s, then went on to play 11 seasons in the NFL including one year with the Vikings in 1988.

He was a retired high school teacher and football coach.