Woman, 18-month-old boy found dead in Cloquet; armed and dangerous suspect at large

Police are actively looking for the 33-year-old suspect.
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Sheldon Thompson

A woman and a 18-month-old child were found dead by police in Cloquet on Saturday, and a suspect remains at large, according to Cloquet Police Department. 

Police issued a release Sunday saying officers located the deceased 27-year-old woman and 18-month-old boy inside a residence on the 1600 block of Locke Lane on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation after a concerned citizen requested a welfare check around 1 p.m. Saturday. 

The victims' identities have not been released, but police say it is believed the victims and suspect had a relationship "or otherwise knew each other." 

Police have identified 33-year-old Sheldon J. Thompson, of Cloquet, as a suspect. He is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached. 

Thompson is Native American, approximately 5'7'' and 180 pounds with brown eyes and possibly a shaved head. He might be driving a dark-colored sedan, possibly a Buick LeSabre or Park Avenue, or a tan Honda Accord with Wisconsin registration. 

A motive for the killings is under investigation and there are numerous witnesses to interview, police said. 

Anyone with knowledge of Thompson's whereabouts should call 911. 

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Cloquet PD by texting "CLOQUETPD TIP" to 888777. 

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