REPORT: NFL player found dead along with wife, son sought by police
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The bodies of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett and his wife were found inside their rural Minnesota home Wednesday and police are now searching for the couple’s 22-year-old son.
Bennett and his wife Carol, both 63, were found by a friend who performed a welfare check after phoning Todd County Sheriff’s Office to report that they had not responded to texts or phone calls since Tuesday.
The article goes on to state the following:
Authorities said both died under “suspicious circumstances” at their home in Long Prairie, a town of about 3,500 about 30 miles east of Alexandria.
The sheriff’s office in a statement Friday that they are “awaiting word” on the cause and manner of the deaths.
A 22-year-old man is being sought in connection with the case. He was identified as Dylan John Bennett, the couple son, who was sitting with them at the time.He is believed to be driving a blue 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe with a Minnesota license plate BCK-487. Police said Friday that the vehicle had been located outside of Minnesota. The exact location was not immediately disclosed.
We are saddened by the tragic loss of former Vikings player Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol. Our thoughts are with their friends and family during this difficult time.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 23, 2019
— DailyHoustonNews (@DailyHoustonNew) August 23, 2019
— SportsGridUK (@Sportsgriduk) August 23, 2019
— Fox Sports 620 (@FoxSports620) August 23, 2019
— The Kay Hay (@KayHaywood2) August 23, 2019
— WCCO – CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) August 23, 2019
— 44 POST (@44Post) August 23, 2019
— jets burner 5ny (@5nyJets) August 23, 2019
Bennett had 18 1/2 sacks for the Jets from 1982-88.
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 23, 2019
“Barry Bennett, of St. Paul, played 11 seasons in the NFL, mostly for the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets and for one year with the Vikings.” https://t.co/RVa3S0mZrY
— Concerned Mom (@ConcernedMom9) August 23, 2019
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