A Minnesota mother reportedly killed her two children before killing herself, officials said on Monday.
Emma LaRoque, 28, and her two children were found dead in a house in Ogema, a rural town about 60 km northeast of Fargo, North Dakota, after authorities received a report on a " possible incident, "said the Becker County Medical Examiner's Office to a press release.
A COUPLE OF ILLINOIS OLDER PEOPLE DEATHED FROM A SUSPECTED MURDER, SAYS THE POLICE
LaRoque's death was deemed suicidal, while his children, 9-year-old Shane Woods and 4-year-old Frederick York, both "succumbed to homicidal violence," according to the bureau.
LaRoque's father, Mike, is the director of public safety for the White Earth Nation tribe, according to Star Tribune.
A neighbor told the press briefing that she had seen the mother and two children at a tribal meeting two weeks ago.
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A healing ceremony was held for the family at a tribal community center on Monday, Valley News Live reported. According to friends, the three dead "have the impression that the whole tribe has been pumped belly".
The Minnesota Criminal Appeals Office stated that he was investigating.