April 5, 2019– Mary Greeley News – The person police believe walked into a real estate office and killed four people — shocking residents of a small town unaccustomed to such gruesome violence — is a chiropractor who reportedly served in the U.S. Navy.
harges have been officially filed against 44-year-old Chad Isaak of Washburn, ND.
Isaak faces 4 counts of AA Felony murder. He also faces a burglary charge, concealment within a vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Isaak will have his first court appearance Friday, April 5th in Morton County court.
AA Felony murder charges are punishable by life in prison under North Dakota law.
Authorities confirmed that Chad Isaak lived in an RJR Managed property in Washburn, ND.
Chad Isaak, 44, of Washburn, N.D. was arrested Thursday, three days after the killings at RJR Management, a business that collects rents for property owners, including the suspect’s landlord.
A court affidavit made public Friday says three victims were shot and stabbed and the fourth was stabbed and that the attack was captured on surveillance video.
“It is clear on the surveillance that the attacker is the sole individual inflicting injury upon the victims,” Mandan police officer Tyler Henry said.
The affidavit says Isaak left the scene after removing the bright colored clothes he was wearing and that a search of his home turned up similar-looking clothing, a knife with bent blade tip and parts of a handgun. All these items all bore traces of chlorine bleach.
The affidavit further states that the search also turned up a business card for RJR, Robert Fakler, 52, one of the victims, and nine shell casings. The victims had been shot nine times, according to the document.
Henry doesn’t cite a motive for the killings in the court document.
The murders happened in Mandan, a town near the state capital of Bismark with a population of 22,000 and a tiny police force. There hadn’t been a murder in Mandan since 2016.
“It’s been a difficult week for everyone involved,” Mayor Tim Helbling said.
Robert Fakler, RJR’s owner was 52 years old.
Lois Cobb an RJR employee was 45 years old.
William Cobb an RJR employee was 50 years old.
Adam Fuehrer an RJR employee was 42 years old.
A combined memorial service will be held for William and Lois Cobb, Robert Fakler and Adam Fuehrer.
The service next Tuesday will be open to the public. https://t.co/BRWimgaKrK
— KX News (@KXMB) April 4, 2019