Bill and Lois Cobb identified as two of four bodies found at a Mandan, North Dakota property, RJR Maintenance in a suspected homicide. No motive or suspect.
Four people were found dead Monday in a believed homicide at a North Dakota property-management business as police now launch a manhunt for a suspect.
The bodies of three men and a woman were discovered inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 west of Bismarck, just on 7.30 am Monday morning, Police Chief Jason Ziegler said. The nature and cause of the victims’ deaths were not revealed.
Bill Cobb and Lois Cobb a married couple working at the venue were identified as two of the four victims.
Posted the couple’s daughter, Bri Miller, in part in a social media post, ‘
‘To whoever made a senseless act & took the lives of 4 innocent people out of anger or whatever it was.. did you know 2 of them were my parents? did you know they were grandparents who are unconditionally loved by 3 tiny humans.. did you know that my step dad would give you the shirt off his back if you had just asked?’
‘My whole world came crashing down today all bc of a careless person who is still out there. this is something you only see in movies or hear of happening on the news. you never dream of these kinds of things happening to you. i have no words. 4 amazing people lost their lives today.’
North Dakota business murders: No known motive or suspect.
Offered Police Chief Jason Ziegler during a Monday press conference, ‘It’s quite a large crime scene, so it’s not something that’s going to be easy for us to get in and do quickly.’
“It’s quite a large crime scene, so it’s not something that’s going to be easy for us to get in and do quickly’.
Ziegler said someone other than the four people who were found dead is responsible for the killings. However, police have not yet identified a suspect and have no motive.
‘The crime scene is contained to where it’s at, and there is no evidence based upon what we see that the public at large is in any danger from what happened there,’ Ziegler reiterated. ‘It looks like an isolated incident.’
He said he was not aware of officers responding to any other recent incidents at the business that might have been connected to the killings.
The building has many surveillance cameras, Ziegler said. He asked other businesses in the area that might have video footage they consider relevant to come forward.
A statement posted on the company’s website said the business was closed Monday. No one answered the phone at RJR, which is somewhat isolated despite its location in a business district near a busy main road known as The Strip. A large empty lot sits in the front, a golf course in back and a soccer complex to one side.
RJR’s website identified it as a family-owned company that has been handling commercial and residential properties in Bismarck and Mandan for more than 20 years. Its services include collecting rent for landlords, paying mortgages, re-renting apartments, building and grounds maintenance, lawn care, and snow removal. It also rents out storage units.
A ‘Meet Our Team’ feature on the website pictured 22 employees.
Investigators and police are still at RJR Maintenance and Management as they continue to actively search for a suspect of the #MandanMurders. Mandan Police Chief Jason Ziegler described it as a “large crime scene.” pic.twitter.com/uBUB9C7imv
— Bilal Suleiman (@BilalSuleiman1) April 1, 2019