Marquette Murder-Suicide Suspect’s Funeral Arrangements Announced

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MARQUETTE, MI – The horrific crime that took place early Thanksgiving morning has rattled many nerves in the Marquette area.Charles Edward Masterson

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 early Thanksgiving morning before turning the weapon on himself.  Masterson, Drummond and Dagenais all shared the same house on Moran Street in Marquette Township.

Jessica Drummond was also pregnant at the time of her murder.

MI Headlines has listed the obituary information for Dagenais and Drummond in a separate article.


Charles E. Masterson, 26, of Marquette, died Thursday November 26, 2015.

Born July 6, 1989 in Sault Ste. Marie, son of Bob and Renee (Paul) Masterson, Chuck moved with his family to Newberry in 1998. While attending Newberry High School, Chuck was a member of the football team and the National Honor Society. In 2007, he graduated from Newberry High School and attended Ferris State University pursuing a career in the nursing field. He was formerly employed at Pioneer Surgical and most recently at RTI Surgical in Marquette.

Chuck enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, fishing, canoeing, athletics of all types and camping out at Pretty Lake every year on his birthday. Spending time with his family and attending family gatherings were important to him and he enjoyed Mom’s home cooked meals and building projects with his Dad. Chuck was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and was active with projects with the youth members.

Survivors include his parents Bob and Renee Masterson of McMillan; siblings Jason (Lindsey) Paul of Marquette, Alyshea (Alan) Bloch of Midland and Samantha Lynn (Maggie) Masterson of Tecumseh, NE and Sault Ste. Marie; paternal grandparents Robert (Iva) Masterson of Georgetown, KY; several nieces and one nephew; companion dog Kage; several aunts, uncles and cousins; special friend Kendra Winkelhorst of Newberry.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday December 4, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry with a concluding prayer service at 3:00 pm. A luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post #74 Warren Room.

Memorials may be directed to the family in his memory.

Condolences may be expressed at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.


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