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3 dead in apparent murder-suicide


October 22, 2021

Jana Petersin

Investigators are still working to figure out exactly what happened last weekend, when a father and his grown son were shot and killed at a home in Culver township by the son's best friend, who later took his own life.

According to a press release from the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, Cody Pirila, 31, confessed to shooting Skylar Hunter, 31, and his father, Jamie Hunter, 51, in a call to a 911 dispatcher while he was being pursued by a state trooper. Pirila also told the dispatcher he wanted to kill himself.

The "why" of the killings is a mystery, said sheriff's deputy Wade Rasch. "We...

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