DRAKE DEATH INVESTIGATION: Death of Drake student in Warren Cou...

There are 5 comments on the WHOtv story from Apr 27, 2010, titled DRAKE DEATH INVESTIGATION: Death of Drake student in Warren Cou.... In it, WHOtv reports that:

Authorities have ruled the death of a 19 year old Drake student a homicide. Benjamin Backstrom of Norwalk was discovered along Highway 65 early this morning near Indianola.

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Clarion, IA

#1 Apr 28, 2010
Yet another suspicious death. These are becoming more than mere coincidences...


Grinnell, IA

#2 Apr 28, 2010
I agree, Work in Grinnell Where John Lacina was from, can't believe we have not heard what his cause of death was yet. I believe that one will be suspicous also.
Norwalk Alumnus

Ankeny, IA

#3 Apr 28, 2010
I went to grade school with Ben. I can't think of any reason why someone would go after him specifically, he was a good kid. Strait laced. I'm willing to bet whoever killed him did so indiscriminately.

West Des Moines, IA

#6 Apr 28, 2010
This is a terrible tragedy. I hope they find who did this to him. I'm praying for his family and hope that they can get through this without too much suffering. God be with them.

Chandler, AZ

#7 Apr 29, 2010
This makes me want to throw up. I think it was a robbery and the child was taken out into a remote area. He was at the ATM, got cash, ended up at a gas station and was taken from there. I seriously cannot imagine that someone would do something SO vicious to a kid. This young man was just a kid. My heart goes out to the family, and I really hope someone comes forward to help this family find an answer. It makes me sick to think we live in a town where this stuff goes on.

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