An auction of the estate of a Platte man who authorities say killed himself and five family members after embezzling more than $1 million will include personal watercraft machines, trucks, tools and building supplies.
The estate of Scott and Nicole Westerhuis is to be auctioned Sept. 16. A judge last month ruled that the family's remaining property could be sold to pay off creditors.
Scott Westerhuis last year shot his wife and their four children, then set fire to their home and killed himself. Westerhuis allegedly took more than $1 million from the Gear Up program, which provides higher-education assistance to low-income students, while working at the Mid-Central Educational Cooperative in Platte.
Other items being auctioned include a hot tub, sauna and pool equipment.