KTIV has new details about the investigation of the murder-suicide of a South Dakotan family. KSFY reports that on Thursday, September 17th, a fire burned down the home of the Westerhuis family. Autopsy reports unveiled that the incident was in fact a murder-suicide. Megan Raposa and Jonathan Ellis write in the Argus Leader that Scott Westerhuis was in financial trouble, as he had lost a $4.3 Billon contract with the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative, the business company which he managed. It is not fully determined as to whether or not this was the motivation for the murder-suicide. The entire Platte community mourns the loss of the Westerhuis family.
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