New Town Murders

On Sunday tragedy struck near Williston in New Town, on the Fort Berthold reservation.

A grandmother and her three grandchildren, ages 13, 10 and 6. Two other siblings survived as one hid under the body of his older brother and the other was down the street the sledding.

The person of interest in the murders killed himself with a knife while being questioned by two cops.

Crazy story and extremely sad, especially being so close to Thanksgiving.

I went to New Town today to try and get a Thanksgiving-related story as I was off Monday but came up completely empty. The town was really closed up as far as the individual people go.

While that was a bust I waited at the house getting pictures and waiting for people to come visit. That didn’t happen either.

More people drove by and checked me out instead, giving me the strong sense of being a stranger that wasn’t the most welcome.

So this is what I came out with. Again, sad story.

© 2012 Jerry Burnes/Williston Herald

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