Incident

9-17-2015 South Dakota Geddes 5-1

Location

September 17, 2015

36705 379th Street
Geddes, South Dakota
Geolocation: 43.3153, -98.6045

Participants

  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Nicole Westerhuis
  • Age: 41
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Kailey Westerhuis
  • Age: 9
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Jaeci Westerhuis
  • Age: 10
  • Age Group: Child 0-11
  • Gender: Female
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Connor Westerhuis
  • Age: 16
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Victim
  • Name: Michael Westerhuis
  • Age: 14
  • Age Group: Teen 12-17
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed
  • Type: Subject-Suspect
  • Relationship: Family
  • Name: Scott Westerhuis
  • Age: 41
  • Age Group: Adult 18+
  • Gender: Male
  • Status: Killed

Incident Characteristics

  • Shot - Dead (murder, accidental, suicide)
  • Suicide^
  • Murder/Suicide
  • Mass Murder (4+ deceased victims excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator , one location)
  • Mass Shooting (4+ victims injured or killed excluding the subject/suspect/perpetrator, one location)

Notes

Family believed killed by a house fire were found with gunshot wounds in apparent murder/suicide.

Guns Involved

1 gun involved.

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Stolen: Unknown

District

Congressional District: 1
State Senate District: 21
State House District: 21