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Sheriff identifies two people in suspected murder-suicide

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-20 14:19:14-05

MISSOULA — Authorities have released the names of two people who were found dead in Big Arm early Wednesday morning.

Lake County Sheriff Bell has identified the victims of the suspected murder-suicide as Florence Brown, 79 years old, and her son Kirk Brown, 48.

Sheriff Bell said in a news release: “At this time it is evident that Kirk Brown shot and killed both his mother and her dog, and then himself.”

The two shared the residence where the incident took place.

The investigation into the deaths is continuing.

(JANUARY 19, 2022) Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people in Lake County.

Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says 911 dispatchers receive a call shortly before 4:30 a.m. about a possible homicide-suicide at a home in the Big Arm area.

Deputies arrived found a woman had been shot and killed while another person who had been shot was still alive.

That person later died after being taken to a hospital.

Sheriff Bell says an initial investigation has determined the incident is likely a case of homicide-suicide.

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

The names of the deceased have not yet been released pending the notification of next-of-kin.