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Investigation underway after 3 people found dead near Polson

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 15:02:14-04

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 outside of Polson at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of suspicious activity.

Officers found the bodies of one man and two young children inside 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.