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Apparent murder-suicide investigated

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide that allegedly occurred on Monday.

According to a press release, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call at about 8:15 p.m. Monday from Paul William Warren, 86, of rural Mahnomen County. During the phone call, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office Dispatch heard at least one gunshot after Warren stopped speaking, the release said.

When deputies arrived at Warren's home several minutes later, they found Warren and his wife, Doris Oma Warren, 86, dead in the living room, the release said. Both were apparent victims of small caliber gunshot wounds, and a small caliber rifle was located in Paul Warren's hands, the release said.

Preliminary evidence indicates that Paul Warren killed Doris Warren and then killed himself, the release said.

Both were transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsies. The incident remains under investigation by the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office.