Teens Killed in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Linked to Previous Burglary

By KBJR News 1

Teens Killed in Little Falls on Thanksgiving Linked to Previous Burglary

November 28, 2012 Updated Nov 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM CST

Little Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Authorities have confirmed that the two teens who were killed during an alleged break-in in Little Falls have been linked to another burglary.

According to our partners at KARE 11, the Morrison County Sheriff stated in a written release that a search of the teens' red Mitsubishi Eclipse revealed items that had been reported stolen in a separate burglary just south of Little Falls.

That homeowner reported numerous items were missing from the home including several bottles of prescription medication.

Officials say during the search of the teens' car, they found six bottles of prescription medication with the name of the burglarized homeowner.

18 year old Haile Kifer and 17 year old Nicholas Brady were killed after they allegedly broke into 64 year old Byron David Smith's home on Thanksgiving.

Smith has been charged with two counts of second degree murder. Smith allegedly told authorities that he killed both teens with multiple gun shots.

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