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Investigation underway after 3 people found dead near Polson

Lake County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 16:16:51-04

POLSON — Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found in a home near Polson.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says deputies were dispatched to a residence south of Polson about a mile off of Kerr Dam Road at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of suspicious activity.

Upon their investigation, the bodies of one adult male, and two young children were discovered in the single-family home.

Sheriff Bell says that the initial investigation indicates the deaths were a case of murder-suicide.

The bodies have been taken to the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula so that autopsies can be performed.

Further details will be provided later to allow time for next of kin notification, according to Sheriff Bell.