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Pancake breakfast to benefit family of mother, son killed in rural Perham

PERHAM, Minn. – A group of churches is taking an active role in helping the family of a mother and son killed April 17 at their rural Perham home.

The goal of the pancake breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at New Creation Lutheran Church in Perham, is to raise money for the surviving members of the family so they can acquire a mobile home to replace the one where the double homicide occurred.

A longtime family friend, William Hillman, was charged with murdering 42-year-old Denise Mcfadzen and her 21-year-old son, Dalton, in their home between Frazee and Perham.

Surviving members of the family include the father, Mark, and his sons, Dillon and Zachary.

Mark is still living in the home where the tragedy occurred. Dillon has his own place and Zachary, who was at home the morning of the tragedy but was not harmed, has been spending time with friends in Perham.

Mcfadzen said he’s grateful to the church, their neighbors and the community of Perham for the support they have given.

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