Detroit Lakes, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities in northwest Minnesota have ruled the deaths of a man and woman a murder-suicide. 

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A news release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office determined 49-year-old Stacy Stearns was killed by her husband, 45-year-old Steven Stearns, who then took his own life.


An initial statement from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a call for law enforcement assistance at a rural residence southwest of Detroit Lakes Tuesday morning. Upon arrival, they found the bodies of the Detroit Lakes couple along with two deceased dogs. 

The cause of the deaths was not released. The Minnesota BCA is assisting with the ongoing investigation.

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