BREAKING: Suspect arrested in triple homicide in Milbank

December 16, 2021

Mike Tanner

MILBANK, S.D.–A suspect is in custody in the apparent murders of three people, including an unborn child, in Milbank. 

The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) says Milbank police were dispatched to a residence Wednesday to conduct a welfare check.

When they got there, they found two deceased individuals in the home, one of which was a woman who was pregnant.

DCI agents were called to the scene to assist, and through their investigation, which also included the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, they arrested 57 year-old Brent Hanson of Milbank (pictured) on three counts of First Degree Murder and three counts of Second Degree Murder. 

Hanson is being held on five million dollars cash only bond. 

The names of the victims and a motive for the killings have not been released. The investigation continues.