LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the killing of a former NFL lineman and his wife and say the couple’s son has been charged with their deaths.

The bodies of 63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found on Wednesday after a friend went to their home in Long Prairie for a welfare check.

According to reports, the Bennett had been shot to death.

Todd County Sheriff Todd Och said 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett is a suspect and asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact authorities.

Bennett’s car and an empty box for a handgun and ammunition was reportedly found at the scene. Authorities have now issued an arrest warrant for the 22-year-old.

Often an understudy for the famous “New York Sack Exchange,” Bennett made the most of his playing time with the New York Jets from 1982 to 1983.

Barry Bennett played 11 seasons with New Orleans, the New York Jets and Minnesota.

For more on the case, see CBS Minnesota.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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