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Deaths of Morrison Co. couple ruled murder/suicide

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LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The deaths of a couple in Morrison County have been ruled a murder-suicide.

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Richard and Cynthia Lakeman were found dead in a home in Little Falls Township on Feb. 23. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office has notified Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel the 45-year-old woman was shot in the head and was a homicide victim.

The Brainerd Dispatch reports the medical examiner's office says gunshot residue on the hands of 75-year-old Richard Lakeman strongly suggests suicide, leading the sheriff's department to close the case.

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