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Former Saints and Jets DL Barry Bennett Found Dead Under 'Suspicious Circumstances'

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 15: A New York Jets helmet sits on an equipment case during the second half of an NFL preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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In a sad and bizarre turn of events, former New Orleans Saints and New York Jets defensive lineman Barry Bennett was found dead with his wife, Carol, in their home in Long Prairie, Minnesota.

Authorities are searching for their 22-year-old adopted son, Dylan John Bennett, who is one of the prime suspects in the couple's murder.

The Bennett's were found dead on Wednesday after a friend went by the house to check on them after calls and texts went unanswered.

According to a statement made by Todd County Sheriff’s office, the two of them died under "suspicious circumstances."

Even though the Bennett's son is still wanted as of Friday, the police have said there isn't a threat to public safety.

Bennett was selected by the Saints in the third round of the 1978 NFL Draft, spending his first four years with them before going to the Jets, where he spent the next six seasons. He then played two games in 1988, one with the Jets and one with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 132 career games, Bennett totaled 18.5 sacks, including his highest total of 7.5 in 1985 with the Jets.