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Police suspect murder-suicide in Rosemount couple’s death

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. -- Rosemount police have identified two people found dead shortly before 6 p.m. Monday evening.

Steven Lee Vasey Jr., 32,  and Melissa Vasey, 31, were found dead in their Rosemount apartment by Rosemount police. Police checked on the couple at the request of a family member.

Police Chief Eric Werner said he believes the two died as result of a murder-suicide. Results from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office indicate that Steven Vasey suffered multiple gunshot wounds and Melissa suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. There were no indications of a struggle between the couple. The couple did not have children.

Werner said police had not been called to the residence before Monday.

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