Former NFL line officer Barry Bennett's son was arrested on Saturday in Mexico after he murdered his parents at his Minnesota home.
22-year-old Dylan Bennett Detained by Mexican Law Enforcement Authorities According to Cancún Authorities Todd County investigators have been using his cell phone, credit card, and ATM to locate him since Friday, the sheriff's office said. He is being charged with second-degree murder.
"Using information developed by the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (19459022), and the FBI, Mexican law enforcement agency Dylan Bennett tracked down shortly before noon today Hotel in Cancun, Mexico, and took him into custody, "said the sheriff's office.
The FBI will return Bennett to Minnesota for "the coming days," the sheriff's office said.
Dylan Bennett had contacted Todd County Sheriff Steve Och on Saturday to indicate he would hand over himself, but the Mexican authorities were arrested before the investigators were able to provide them with the information.
Bennett is suspected of having shot and killed his parents Barry and Carol Bennett, both 63, at their home in Long Prairie, a town of about 3,500 residents, about 100 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
SON OF BARRY BENNETT, EX-NFL-LINEMAN, KILLS, WIFE BELIEVED TO BE IN MEXICO: POLICE kills a murder. The couple was found Wednesday by a friend who did a welfare check after hearing nothing from them since Tuesday. The authorities believe the Bennetts were killed on Monday, the day Barry Bennett was last seen alive.
The authorities found Dylan Bennett's car with his parents, as well as an empty box for a 9mm pistol and a box for ammunition. In December, Barry Bennett told the Sheriff's Office of Todd County that Dylan was thinking about killing his parents in a psychiatric facility.
Dylan Bennett was seen driving a car during a banking deal on Monday When a large sum of cash was withdrawn from his parent's account, the complaint read.
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Carol Bennett's credit and debit cards were used in Illinois. Ohio and Wisconsin from Monday to Wednesday, and their car was later found in Colombus, Ohio, where Dylan Bennett had bought a ticket for a flight to Cancun.
Barry Bennett was a Neman defender who played 11 NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings before retiring in 1988. He later became a gym teacher in Long Prairie and eventually retired, The Star Tribune reported.