Le Mars police have released more details of a murder-suicide that left four members of a family dead. Police Chief Stuart Dekkenga says they got a call from a neighbor last night who was concerned after 37-year-old Marilyn Hayden did not show up for work at Wells Dairy.
Dekkenga says Marilyn Hayden’s husband, 38-year-old Timothy Hayden, has been identified as the person who shot his 15-year-old daughter Lyndsey, 17-year-old son Shawn and Marilyn Hayden. Police say a note was found at the residence written by Timothy Hayden, who they say took his own life after shooting his family. They are not releasing the contents of the note.
Police say they had to force their way way into the home as all the enterances were blocked. Police are asking that anyone with information to call their office.