Marquette Man Kills Self and 2 Roommates after Dispute

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MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI – Police are continuing to investigate the dispute that found 3 people dead inside a home in Marquette Township home on Thanksgiving.

The initial investigation began when central dispatch received a 911 call of a domestic situation at the residence located in the  2300 block of Moran Street about 4:40 a.m. Thursday, November 26th, 2015.  One of the victims, Jessica Drummond, placed that 911 call.

It is believed that Charles Masterson, 26-years-old, shot Jessica Drummond, 22-years-old and Brodie Dagenais,  22-years-old, during a domestic dispute on Thanksgiving day before turning the weapon on himself.

Information has also been released that Jessica Drummond was pregnant at the time of her murder.

Brodie Dagenais

Brodie Dagenais


Brodie Dagenais, age 22, of Marquette, entered eternal life on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Born in Marquette on March 23, 1993, a son of Bernard Dagenais and Aimee Dauphinais, Brodie was a lifelong Marquette resident. He was a 2011 graduate of the Marquette Senior High School where he actively participated in the orchestra program during his high school years.

Following graduation, he enrolled at Northern Michigan University, pursuing a degree as a registered nurse. He was currently employed at UP Health System – Marquette, as a float unit clerk, where he was well liked and respected by his co-workers.

His interests and hobbies included a love of music, his cats, and taking summer vacations with his family. Brodie always greeted you with a smile and was the life of the party.

Brodie is survived by his mother, Aimee Dauphinais; his brother, Dylan Dauphinais; maternal grandparents, Cindy and Gerald Dauphinais; his paternal grandparents, Bob Dagenais of Marquette and JoAnn (Kenneth) Anderson of Fond du Lac, WI; Donna Voet of Marquette; his aunt, Michelle Swanson of Little Lake; uncle, Robert Joseph Dagenais of Fond du Lac, WI; cousins, Bodenn Denzel, Elizabeth VanBuren, Ryan Dauphinais, Taylor Dauphinais, Aleigha Dagenais, Kloyiee Dagenais; and his feline companions, O’Malley and Lilith.

Brodie was preceded in death by his father, Bernie Dagenais in 1999; his uncle, Adam Dauphinais in 2008; and his best and special friend, Jessica Drummond.

Friends may call at St. Christopher Catholic Church on Wednesday, December 2, beginning at 3:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 6:00 pm Wednesday evening with Rev. Greg Heikkala as celebrant. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter), P.O. Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.

The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family; where condolences may be expressed online at

Jessica Claire Drummond, 22, and her unborn child, were tragically taken from us on November 26, 2015.

Jessica Claire Drummond

Jessica Claire Drummond

She was born in Marquette on September 13, 1993 to Don and Tammy (Turner) Drummond and graduated from Marquette Senior High School in 2011. Jessica attended Northern Michigan University, receiving an Associates’ Degree in Criminal Justice in 2015.

She truly enjoyed working with her extended family at Beef-A-Roo from 2009 until present. She also enjoyed her part-time bartending job at her family’s business, the Third Base Bar. She looked forward to the crazy conversations and bantering with her regular crew. Jessica was looking forward to starting a new career at U.P. Health System-Marquette, as a unit clerk beginning on November 30.

She knew who she was and wasn’t afraid to be herself. She really did dance like no one was watching. She had such a love of animals that as a child, she wanted to be an animal cop as seen on the show, Animal Planet, and arrest people who mistreated their pets. With her nurturing nature, she was really looking forward to being a mother.

She leaves behind her mother and stepfather, Tammy and Bill Dupras; her sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Troy Vetort; her half brother and sister-in-law, Toby and Amy Thomas; her two nephews, Draco Vetort and Waylon Thomas and her stepsister and brother-in-law, Jessica and Kyle Darcy and her canine companion, Kahlua. In addition, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Bruce and Mary Turner; aunts, Terri Turner and Tracy (Raf) Bennett; uncles, Trent Turner and Travis (Heather) Turner; her paternal grandmother, Ellen Drummond; her aunt, Judy Drummond; her uncles, Jack (Cathy) Drummond, Dickie (Carol) Drummond, David (Denise) Drummond and several cousins.

Jessica was preceded in death by her father, Donald Clare Drummond; her paternal grandfather, Ed Drummond; her uncle, Todd Turner and very best friend and sidekick, Brodie Dagenais.

A celebration of Jessica’s life will take place on Tuesday, December 1st at 2 p.m. in the Canale-Tonella Funeral Home, 526 N. Third St., Marquette, with the Rev. Leon Jarvis officiating. Jessica’s family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to UPAWS (Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter), PO Box 968, Marquette, MI 49855.

Jessica’s obituary can also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.

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