3 people found dead at house in northwestern Minnesota

The bodies were found on the White Earth reservation.
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State authorities have launched an investigation into the deaths of three people found in a home in Becker County on Monday afternoon.

Police were called to the property off of Highway 34 in rural Ogema to report of a "possible incident," where the bodies were found.

No information has been provided by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension about the deceased, saying that identification would be made by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office.

However, the Detroit Lakes Tribune is reporting that the victims are the daughter and grandchildren of the White Earth Director of Public Safety Michael LaRoque.

This was confirmed by a member of the White Earth Tribal Council, the newspaper notes, though it has yet to be officially confirmed by any of the investigating authorities.

The BCA says nobody is in custody and at this stage there's nothing to suggest a threat to the public.

"The investigation is in its very early stages," it added. "The BCA will provide further information as the investigation progresses."

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