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'Suspicious death' investigated in Polson

Polson Police Cruiser
Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-11 20:31:22-04

POLSON - The Polson Police Department is investigating after a woman was recently found dead inside a residence.

Law enforcement performed a welfare check in the 300 block of 10th Avenue West in Polson on September 6, 2023, and found Philista St. John dead inside.

Polson Police Chief George Simpson said in a news release that "suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident led officers to suspect foul play."

The suspected cause and circumstances surrounding her death have not been made public at this point.

Chief Simpson says a "person of interest" has been identified and no danger exists to the public.

No additional information is being released at this time as the investigation into the death continues.

"In this sorrowful time, we extend to the family and friends of Ms. St. John our heartfelt condolences," Simpson said.