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Names of 2 killed in Helena murder-suicide released

Posted at 11:50 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:21:38-05

HELENA – Authorities have released the names of the man and woman who died in a suspected murder-suicide on Tuesday evening.

According to police, Russell Roman, 37, went to a birthday party at a home at 1101 Hauser Boulevard on Tuesday evening, brandished a gun and ordered everyone out of the home.

Investigators say Roman followed his estranged wife, Rebekah White-Roman, 37, outside and fatally shot her in the front yard before the turning the gun on himself.

The Helena Police Department is investigating.

Chief Troy McGee told MTN on Wednesday that they are looking into whether there was a history of domestic violence or protection orders involving this family. They are also looking to speak to more witnesses.

-Eric Jochim reporting for MTN News