Red Lake Indian Reservation
Recently, the bodies of two young brothers were found in First Thunders Lake, near the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The boys had disappeared in November of 2006 and the parents had believed since that they had been abducted. Authorities have not found any evidence of foul play, but think there is a possibility that the boys wandered away from home, went onto the frozen lake and fell through the ice. A full autopsy report has not been released but the statement was released saying the boys died of "probable fresh water drowning."
This indian reservation was also the location that 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed his grandfather and his grandfather's companion, killed seven people at the high school and then killed himself.
Do we see a pattern here? The boys who recently were found dead are believed to had wandered away from home. Where were the parents? Isn't it dangerous to leave a 4 and 2 year old by themselves outside? What about Weise; what were the reasons behind him killing nine people and then himself? Is it the Red Lake Indian Reservation community? Or just pure coincidence? Why are there particular neighborhoods where more commonly have tragic events take place?
Floyd Jourdain, Jr. - Red Lake Tribal Chairman: 218.679.3341
Ralph Boelter - FBI Special Agent: 612.376.3200
Oran Beaulieu - Tribal Health Director at Red Lake: 218.679.3316