(Cloquet, MN) — The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an apparent double murder-suicide from the weekend in northern Minnesota. Officials say they were dispatched to a residence in Culver Township around 1 a.m. on Saturday after a father called, asking them to check on his son, Cody Pirila. When officials arrived, Pirila was gone and they found the bodies of Jamie Hunter and his son Skylar, who was reportedly Pirila’s roommate. As investigators worked on the scene another deputy driving near Cloquet spotted Pirila’s vehicle and pursued him. As more officers showed up, Pirila allegedly called 9-1-1 and confessed to the two murders before taking his own life. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Man Allegedly Kills Father, Son, Before Self
By Ashley Hanley|2021-10-20T05:20:20-05:00October 20th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!