Becker County Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide


The investigation into three deaths continues today in Becker County, Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, three people were found dead Monday in a home off Highway 34 in rural Ogema in Becker County.

Law enforcement responded to the residence following a call reporting a possible incident at the home.

Three individuals have now been identified by the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office as the three found dead in the home: 28-year-old Emma LaRoque, who died of suicide due to a gunshot wound. In addition, her children, nine-year-old Shane Woods and four-year-old Frederick York died of homicidal violence.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it is believed there is no threat to the public.