“In 30 years of policing, I’ve never seen anything like it.” The words of the police officer in charge of the case directly announce the color. In the United States, in the State of Minnesota, a man killed his aunt, his uncle, two of his cousins ​​and their dog. The reason ? The murderer called them “angelic” in a Facebook post. The victims have been identified as the Barry family, including Sean (47), Riana (44), Shiway (12) and Sadie (9).

The killer, whom police identified as Brandon Taylor Cole-Skogstad (29), was also found dead at the scene. The police described his gesture as “murder-suicide”. On the morning of the tragedy, the police received a call reporting a person in serious mental health crisis. Once there, he was nowhere to be found. Hermantown police then contacted a family member who told them that Cole-Skogstad had sent a message saying he intended to harm himself and others. members of his family.

“In 30 years of policing, I have never seen anything like it”

Once there, the police heard a gunshot. Once they were able to enter the house, terror: in front of them, five corpses, as well as the lifeless body of the family dog. Police believe Cole-Skogstad shot and killed the family as they slept. “In 30 years of policing, I’ve never seen anything like it. People sometimes forget that the officers and investigators who come to the scene have families too. It’s a devastating event for them, that they face, see and deal with afterward. I cannot thank our team members enough for their service and caring for this community.”

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Lara T.
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