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    Murdered Drake Student

    Anyone else been following this? Apparently his family now thinks he may have sacrificed his own life to protect them.

    Did Backstrom sacrifice himself for his family’s safety? Family releases statement | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Anyone else been following this? Apparently his family now thinks he may have sacrificed his own life to protect them.

    Did Backstrom sacrifice himself for his family’s safety? Family releases statement | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs
    yes i know the family and knew him. he felt his family was threatened but as police say it was a homicide. more details at news conference in 7 minutes



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Pretty messed up...



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Weird and sad.



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family/friends.

    Sounds like something you'd see on CSI.



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    this case just got bizzare
    and with nothing announced in the Lacina case people are starting to wonder


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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Is the press conference online anywhere?



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    Sad. Thoughts and prayers to his family/friends.

    Sounds like something you'd see on CSI.
    I was thinking more Criminal Minds



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

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    Anyone else been following this? Apparently his family now thinks he may have sacrificed his own life to protect them.

    Did Backstrom sacrifice himself for his family’s safety? Family releases statement | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs
    the article i read said that the family thought that possibly the boy did this to save the family. the other possibility was that he was following instructions to go down there without that direct threat to the family.

    let's hope they catch the person(s) responsible and hang them from their fingernails, and then lower body parts.


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    That is ****ed up.


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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    No matter what, someone our age dying always sucks a lot. It's even worse this is one of three in central Iowa this spring.

    I had a friend commit suicide after graduating from high school by putting a gun behind his ear and pulling the trigger. Like I said, no matter what, it sucks. Has to be even worse for all those people involved.



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    DCI says he committed suicide.


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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Reading thru the DM Register thing again, yeah, that stuff sounds like it could have been suicide.



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    Re: Murdered Drake Student

    Makes sense why dci went back to search the water. They would have been looking for the weapon he would have dropped over the side of the bridge.



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