A man reportedly shot dead his brother, son, and boss in a remote wheat field in what police have called a murder-suicide.
Police have given an update after four people were found dead in a wheat field on Monday in Cando, North Dakota.
A firearm was found near one of the bodies by the police on Monday.
All men were dead from gunshot wounds, according to Towner County Sheriff Andrew Hillier.
Farmer, Doug Dulmage, originally hired three men to help him with his farm.
There was a dispute between the three relatives which led one of them to allegedly kill his brother, his son, and Dulmage, PEOPLE reported.
The unidentified man shot himself after killing them.
A relative of the three men found their bodies when they did not return home.
A longtime friend of the Dulmage family, Pat Traynor, was heartbroken from his death.
“He was a pillar of the community it’s a total devastating loss. Everybody loved Doug Dulmage,” Traynor told Valley News Live.
Traynor and Dulmage had been friends for nearly two decades.
Traynor originally bought land near Leeds, North Dakota for duck hunting before he was connected with Dulmage.
The community recognized Dulmage as the someone who was always more than willing to offer a helping hand.
“He just had a tremendous, tremendous heart. He also had a quick-wit. He was fun!” Traynor said.
“If we could all be a bit more like Doug, the world would be a much better place.”
As the local community mourn their loss, they’ve come together to help harvest Dulmage’s farm, as reported by PEOPLE.
The investigation into the murder-suicide case continues.
The Sun reached out to Towner County Sheriff for the latest update.