I had to dig around google to make sure I was reading this statement correctly;

On September 10, 2022, Lincoln County Deputies responded to a call regarding gunshots in Harrisburg, SD. Upon arrival law enforcement located a deceased individual. This matter is being investigated as an unattended death and foul play is not suspected. Given the nature of the death, no additional details will be released.

Sheriff Steve Swenson

Okay, here are some definitions;

The phrase unattended death refers to a death in which the body is not found for days, weeks, or in some cases, months.

foul play; any treacherous or unfair dealing, especially involving murder

This is what I do know. A well known music venue in Harrisburg was hosting a hip-hop show that night that was supposed to occur in a well known music venue in Sioux Falls. That bar declined to do the show, so it got moved to Harrisburg. The shooting occurred a few blocks from the venue in Harrisburg. A friend of mine that lives very near to the incident told me he heard multiple gunshots.

Now I am NO police investigator, but I don’t know too many people who go to a hip hop show, walk a couple of blocks away after leaving the show and kill themselves in a stranger’s driveway. Also, people who kill themselves using a gun don’t shoot themselves multiple times.

Maybe they did. Richard Benda shot himself using a 5 foot branch while pheasant hunting by himself, so stranger things have happened 🙁

It also could have been an intoxicated person screwing around with a gun and accidentally shot themself.

I am hoping someone, anyone in the media questions the sheriff. Was this a murder? A suicide or an accidental shooting? Because the statement above isn’t reassuring.

14 Thoughts on “Lincoln County Sheriff releases bizarre statement on gunshot death over the weekend

  1. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on September 12, 2022 at 4:55 pm said:

    But attending a country music concert once made me think about shooting myself.

  2. Paranoid, but educated... on September 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm said:

    Okay, so we all need to start talking about this. Don’t you think it’s kinda strange that the U.K. got a new prime minister and sovereign all in the same week? AND, the new prime minister is on record for once advocating the dissolving of the U.K. monarchy. #StopTheSteal #LetThemEatCake(WrongCountry) #LongLiveTheTruth


  3. "Woodstock" on September 12, 2022 at 8:58 pm said:

    “Not only that, but the new UK Prime Minister Truss is missing the final “t” in her name”… “So there you go”…. “And the T-r-u-s-s (double ‘s’) must be the initial British spelling of ‘trust’, but apparently she is not of trus(s)t”….

  4. "Woodstock" on September 12, 2022 at 10:18 pm said:

    “AND, this new ‘King Charles the III’ has always been into ‘Trusts'”… “So, he’s probably in on it as well”…. “Plus, the late Queen’s last public meeting was with Prime Minister Truss, which is suspicious if you ask me”…
    “Thus, this all must be thrust into the public eye before it’s too late as the now late sovereign is returned to dust”…

    #GodSaveTheMonarchy #BloodyMess #IMissBorisAlready

  5. Scott D Hudson on September 13, 2022 at 11:22 am said:

    I heard all about this last night. No it’s not what is being reported, and there’s apparently some video footage of an incident involving the victim at the hip hop show.

  6. D@ily Spin on September 13, 2022 at 12:22 pm said:

    Let’s make Melonia queen. She’d look good in a Rolls.

    Back on topic. Without a back story, there’s lots of suspicion about the Lincoln County murder. There’s some sort of coverup.

  7. My Mistake Mike on September 13, 2022 at 12:39 pm said:

    It’s the Tuthill Park Ghost.

  8. Very Stable Genius on September 13, 2022 at 5:02 pm said:

    Maybe Angela should do a story about it.

  9. Bang Bang you're unattended on September 14, 2022 at 6:24 am said:

    The thought of someone having an unattended death caused by a gun somehow firing multiple times is beyond the scope of believable. How can this not be a murder? How can this not now be foul play but then again is the sheriff playing us?

  10. Further Fear & Loathing on September 14, 2022 at 11:38 am said:

    Isn’t this the same sheriff who started his own pay bonus program for his deputies? Maybe we are becoming like the southern states, where if you want to get anything done you don’t go to the governor’s office, rather you go county by county and talk to each of the individual sheriffs. #LocalControl #MayberryMeetsTwinPeaks

  11. "Woodstock" on September 14, 2022 at 4:34 pm said:

    “‘Twin Peaks’?”….. “Oh, you’re talking about that old TV show… Never mind”….

  12. The Guy From Guernsey on September 15, 2022 at 1:20 pm said:

    Some real ‘Charles Mix County’ vibes to this case, for sure.
    Was the Charles Mix County Deputy Coroner (aka the Coroner to the SD Political Establishment) serving an interim assignment to Lincoln County?

  13. "Woodstock" on September 17, 2022 at 8:14 am said:

    “Say, whatever happened to the ‘South Dakota Coroner’ that Janklow created for the Payne Stewart crash near Mina?”… “CNN interviewed him…. He was dressed in all black with a bald head (No, it wasn’t Curd.), then he was near heard from or seen again”…. #PhantomCoroner

  14. "Woodstock" on September 17, 2022 at 8:44 am said:

    “never” and not “near”…. #SorrySteve 🙂 (…. “And I still want to know whatever happened to that anti-quotation boy”…. (?))

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