UPDATE 8/31: We're learning more now about a murder-suicide Monday, August 29 in rural Towner County.

"It's a total devastating loss." Those are the words of a friend of farmer Doug Dulmage who was killed along with three others in a murder-suicide in a wheat field in Cando. Dulmage was killed Monday evening as he was combining wheat.

Police have not released the identities of the three other victims nor have they identified the shooter but police reportedly told family that it wasn't Dulmage. Dulmage is remembered as a man with a tremendous heart who was the pillar of the community and a community treasure.


ORIGINAL STORY 8/30: Cando, ND (KEYZ) The Towner County Sheriff's Office has determined that four bodies discovered in a wheat field in Cando, north of Devil's Lake, appear to be victims of a triple murder suicide.

A press release from the Towner County Sheriff’s Office states that authorities arrived to the 6100 block of 66th Street NE in Cando late Monday night 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.

Law enforcement officials state that evidence from the scene indicates that the incident was a murder-suicide and that there is no known threat to the public.

The investigation is still ongoing at this time, and the names of those involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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