(Cancun, Mexico) The Todd County Sheriff's Office Saturday announced that Dylan John Bennett, the man sought in the murders of his parents, Carol and Barry Bennett of Long Prairie, has been taken into custody. Using intelligence developed by the Todd County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI, Mexican law enforcement located Dylan Bennett shortly before noon Saturday at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico and took him into custody.
Dylan Bennett had contacted Sheriff Steve Och Saturday just prior to his arrest explaining that he was aware that law enforcement was looking for him and announcing his intention to turn himself in to the FBI. His arrest came before Minnesota investigators could communicate that information to the Mexican authorities.
The FBI took him into custody and will transport him to Minnesota in the coming days. Upon his return to Minnesota, Bennett will be arraigned in Todd County District Court to face the murder charges that were filed Friday in Todd County.
Earlier this week, the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office determined that Barry and Carol Bennett died of homicide due to gunshot wounds. They had been found deceased in their Long Prairie home by Todd County deputies on August 21, 2019. Since then, BCA and Sheriff's Investigators had learned Dylan Bennett purchased an airline ticket from Ohio to Cancun earlier this week. They had been tracking his cell phone, credit card and ATM activity in Cancun since that time. That information was communicated to Mexican authorities through the FBI.
The Todd County Sheriff's Office has been conducting the investigation into the murders with assistance from the BCA, FBI, the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, law enforcement in Illinois, Ohio and Georgia and Mexican authorities. This remains an open and active investigation.