2 siblings found dead in Forest Lake

Helen Do and Beth McDonough
Updated: April 20, 2020 11:32 AM
Created: April 19, 2020 07:13 AM

Forest Lake Police Officers found a woman dead inside a home and a man dead inside a nearby barn after responding to a 911 call Saturday night. 

According to police, at 8:15 p.m., they responded to an abandoned 911 call at a residence along the 18000 block of Henna Avenue North. 

Once police arrived, they found a 37-year-old woman who was pronounced dead inside the home. 

Police said that a 40-year-old man had fled to the nearby barn before the officers arrived. A short time after they arrived, officers heard a gunshot coming from inside the barn. 

The Washington County SWAT Team went inside and found the man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a gun nearby. 

According to investigators, the two pronounced dead were siblings. They lived with their parents, who were home at the time.

Investigators are looking into the circumstances of the deadly disturbance, including if the suspect had a history of mental illness or another motive. 

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the incident has been classified as a murder-suicide.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will do the autopsies and release more information in the coming days.  

There is no danger to the public and police are not looking for any suspects.


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