LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (FOX 9) - Dylan Bennett, the man wanted for the double murders of his parents, retired NFL player Barry Bennett and his wife Carol Bennett, in Long Prairie, Minnesota was booked into the Todd County Jail Monday pending charges of second-degree murder.
Barry and Carol were found dead in their home Tuesday by Todd County sheriff's deputies who were conducting a welfare check on the home after the couple failed to respond to messages and calls from friends. Investigators later learned Carol's car was missing from the residence. It was later found abandoned outside of the state with a handgun and ammo inside the vehicle.
Authorities also learned Dylan had withdrawn a large amount of money from his parents' accounts and purchased airline tickets to Cancun. Information gathered by the Todd County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI led Mexican officials to Dylan's hotel.
Barry Bennett, a St. Paul native, was an NFL player who spent most of his career with the Jets and Saints and played one game with the Vikings in the late 1980s. After his NFL career, he worked as a physical education teacher.