Teen murder-suicide: Dylan Taylor Cox killed Tabitha Lee Belmonte near Amor

Dylan Cox's self-portrait, from his Facebook page

Dylan Cox's self-portrait, from his Facebook page

Officials have released the names of the two western Minnesota teens who died this week in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

On Monday, Dylan Taylor Cox, 17, shot his 16-year-old girlfriend, Tabitha Lee Belmonte multiple times, then turned the gun on himself. Belmonte died immediately. Cox was taken to Sanford Hospital in Fargo. He was taken off life support yesterday.


The teens were parents to a 7-month-old little girl, and lived with Cox's parents, Cathy and Darrin Cox, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Cox was a student at Perham High School, in Perham, where Belmonte was also a former student, the Fergus Falls Journal reports.

The killings took place in a bedroom at Cox's parents' house, at 30811 Twin Lake Road, near Amor, Minnesota.

Cox's Facebook page,, says he is inspired by Charles Manson and Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan: