Shawn Bentler, 22, Arrested … Son Suspected As 5 in Iowa Family Slain


Shawn Bentler, 22, was arrested Saturday on an unrelated charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. However, Shawn Bentler is also a suspect in the murder of three high school girls and their parents.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)  Three high school girls and their parents were found dead Saturday morning at their home in eastern Iowa, and the couple’s son was arrested in Illinois and considered a suspect, officials said.

Parents Michael Bentler, 53, and Sandra Bentler, 47, were found dead with their daughters Sheena Bentler, 17, Shelby Bentler, 15, and Shayne Bentler, 14, Van Buren County authorities said.

Posted October 14, 2006 by
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