Apparent Murder-Suicide Of Woman and Children In Ogema

White Earth, MN --The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released more details surrounding the deaths of a mother and two children who were found dead in their home in rural Becker County on Monday.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified three persons found deceased on Monday in a home Ogema.

28 year old Emma LaRoque, of rural Ogema, died of suicide due to a gunshot wound. Two of LaRoque's children have also been identified. According to the Medical Examiner, 9-year-old Shane Woods and 4 year old Frederick York both died of homicidal violence.

The BCA says based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed there is no threat to the public. (BCA) investigation of the incident is ongoing.

The older victim's father is tribal Public Safety Director Mike LaRoque.

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