Emma LaRoque, 28, was found dead in her Minnesota home on Monday, according to officials. Her two young children were also found dead, and were allegedly killed by her before she shot herself..
A mother in Minnesota allegedly killed her two children fatally shooting himself, officials said on Monday.
Emma LaRoque, 28, and her two children were found dead in a house in Ogema, a rural town about 60 miles northeast of Fargo, N. D., after authorities received a report about a “possible incident,” the Becker County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a press release.
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LaRoque’s death was ruled as a suicide, while her children — Shane Woods, 9, and Frederick York, 4, — both died of homicidal violence,” according to the office.
LaRoque’s father, Mike, is the director of public safety for the White Earth Nation, tribe, according to the Star Tribune.
A neighbor told the news outlet they saw the mother and her two children in a tribal meeting a couple of weeks ago.
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A healing ceremony was held for the family in a tribal community center on Monday, Valley News Live reported. According to friends, the three deaths, “the whole tribe feel like they got sucker punched in the stomach.”
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that it is investigating.