UPDATED: Former Vikings Lineman Barry Bennett And His Wife Found Dead In Rural Long Prairie Home
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office has identified the couple found dead in their rural Long Prairie home on Wednesday as a former NFL Vikings lineman and his wife.
63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, 66-year-old Carol Bennett, were found dead Wednesday late afternoon after a friend went to their home on Ginseng Road in Long Prairie for a welfare check. According to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, the couple died of homicide due to gunshot wounds. Carol had multiple gunshot wounds to her back and torso, and Barry had multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and to the head.
The Sheriff’s Office says they’re searching for 22-year-old Dylan Bennett and have charged him with 2nd-degree murder. The complaint says Barry Bennett reported in December that Dylan had expressed thoughts of killing his parents while in a mental health facility. Authorities say Dylan’s car was at the scene with an empty box for a 9mm handgun, along with ammunition. So far, they have located the car they believe he was driving, which was found outside of Minnesota.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for Dylan Bennett, who they believe fled to Mexico. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (320) 732-2157.