September 12, 2015— In light of the newly released Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s reports, the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department can confirm that the Short family death investigation is a murder/suicide. All evidence indicates Brian Short killed his family members in their bedrooms before turning the gun on himself.
Although the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department received the welfare check on Thursday, September 10th, the investigation estimates the killings occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. No motive has been discovered.
“There are many moving parts in an investigation of this magnitude. I once again ask for the media’s and public’s patience while we work through all of the evidence and facts.”—Michael Siitari
There will be no further information released this weekend in regards to this investigation which is being handled by the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.