A former Winner man was among people who died in a murder –suicide in Maryland.
Dan Murphy, who grew up in Winner, was visiting friends in Brookville, Md.
The suspect in the case Christopher K. Snyder had held his wife hostage. She escaped to a neighboring home. This is the home where Murphy was visiting. The husband of the woman who was held hostage burst into the home and started shooting.
Authorities say Snyder shot and killed three people at the neighboring home.
Murphy was a middle school English teacher a Brandon Valley Middle School from 1969 to 2004.
Murphy was born in Winner and graduated from Winner High School in 1965. He then went on to South Dakota State University in Brookings.
During his spare time and in the summer Murphy worked as a contractor building and remodeling many homes in the Brandon area.