North Dakota police have arrested a man for the death of four people, including an old Springfield couple.
Chad Isaak, 44, from Washburn, North Dakota, was arrested Thursday, three days after the former Springfield residents, Bill Cobb, 50, and his wife, Lois, 45, were found dead in RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city with 22,000 residents across the Missouri west of Bismarck, where they were both employed.
The owner of the company and another employee were also found dead. Police said on Thursday that the victims suffered gunshots and stab wounds.
Mandan Police chief Jason Ziegler said on Thursday that the investigation of the surveillance video by the investigators helped them identify a suspicious vehicle, which was located in Washburn, a city about 40 miles north of Mandan. Authorities in Washburn carried out a traffic stop on Isaak's vehicle on Thursday evening. Police said evidence found on Isaac and in the vehicle led to his arrest for possible assassinations.
The police did not comment on a motive for the murders. They did say that Isaac lived in a caravan park that was managed by RJR.
The charge carries a maximum penalty for life in prison without conditional release. North Dakota does not have the death penalty. Isaac had no criminal history immediately apparent in state or federal court in North Dakota.
Ziegler said the police aren't looking for other suspects.
The Cobbs moved to North Dakota about seven years ago. Relatives in the Springfield area said the couple wanted "a new start" in the state where Bill Cobb's father lived, but has since died.
Bill Cobb was remembered around Springfield for his imitation of Elvis Presley; he competed years ago in the Midwest Tribute to the King Competition in Springfield.
The couple has four children living in the Springfield area: Briann Miller from Girard, and Amy Nicole Cobb, Tyler Cobb and Todd Miller, all from Springfield.
RJR is a family business that handles commercial and residential properties in the area. Its services include the collection of rent for landlords, the payment of mortgages, the re-letting of apartments, the maintenance of buildings and grounds, the maintenance of the lawn and the removal of snow. It also rents storage units.
Bill was the maintenance manager of RJR. Lois was an account specialist.
A commemoration for all four victims is scheduled for Tuesday at the Bismarck Community Church in Bismarck.
A GoFundMe campaign to help pay for Cobbs funerals and other family expenses is set up at www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-amp-paid-leave-expenses. Donations are also given to Harry & # 39; s Adult Day Care Bar, 320 W. Highland Ave., Springfield.
Mandan had not committed a murder since November 2016 and had only had three in the last six years.