By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The authorities called their deaths suspicious immediately when news began to leak out. Both Bennett’s were discovered on Wednesday in their rural Minnesota home.
Their 22-year-old adopted son is the prime suspect in their murders. Dylan Bennett has been charged with two counts of second degree murder without premeditation.
While their bodies were found on Wednesday, the authorities believe they were killed on Monday. The authorities also believe Bennett fled to Mexico based on his phone usage.
Carol Bennett — who would have celebrated a birthday on Thursday — was shot in the back and torso multiple times. The former athlete was also shot multiple times in the torso and head.
The young Bennett’s vehicle was still at the crime scene. Inside of the vehicle, there was an empty box for a 9 mm handgun and a box of ammunition inside the vehicle.
However, the authorities said his mother’s car was missing.
In the AP story, Bennett filed a complaint with the Todd County Sheriff’s Office in December 2018 that the young Bennett had “expressed thoughts of killing his parents.” The 22-year-old was in a mental facility at the time.
On Monday, the young Bennett withdrew a “large sum of money” from the parents account. Then, Carol’s credit and debit cards were used in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio from Monday through Wednesday.
Her vehicle was then discovered on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio. While in Ohio, he purchased a plane ticket from Ohio to Cancun, Mexico.
The authorities believe he was in Mexico on Thursday.