SD murder-suicide victim was dental hygienist

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Rapid City woman who authorities say was shot and killed by her boyfriend before he turned the gun on himself was a local dental hygienist.

Police say 58-year-old Brad Swanson killed 55-year-old Deb Ohlmacher and then himself Tuesday night. Authorities say the two had been involved in a rocky romance.

Ann Shepherd tells the Rapid City Journal ( ) that she knew Ohlmacher for about 25 years. She says Ohlmacher was a single mother with a son who works as a chef in Denver.

The newspaper reports that court records show Swanson had a criminal history that involved violence.


Information from: Rapid City Journal,

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