Police Look To Son And Daughter In Alleged Murder-Suicide - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police Look To Son And Daughter In Alleged Murder-Suicide

KALISPELL -

Two people are dead and their children may have seen it all go down.

Kalispell police got a call after midnight from a man saying his dad had shot his mom and was going to turn the gun on himself.

Kalispell police, the Flathead County Sheriff's Department and the county attorney's office, as well as Montana Highway Patrol have all been at the home turned crime scene since early this morning, and now it is just up to Kalispell police to put together hundreds if not thousands of pieces of evidence.

"When you walk in you don't know what might be, and what might not be, so everything is considered evidence," said police chief Roger Nasset.

Nasset says they have a lot of work ahead of them, and it all started with a 911 call, virtually the first time Flathead county dispatch had ever heard from the home off Stillwater Road.

"There were a lot of unknowns. The initial report was very sketchy so obviously the officers were very alert when they arrived on scene," said Nasset.

They saw through the window two bodies on the floor, a man and a woman, both apparently killed by bullets. Police can't give out the names of the victims until they can talk with the family, but Nasset says they're going to start with two people who were likely in the home when the trigger was pulled. Neighbors say these "people" were the couple's grown son and daughter.

"We are keeping a very open mind during this investigation as to exactly what occurred," explained Nasset.

"Intensive," "Involved," "Difficult"-- this is how KPD is talking about the crime scene.

Police tape has been up for most of the day and will continue to block off the road while the Kalispell detectives and the Major Case Unit continue combing through the home.

Some people with the Flathead county attorney's office were out at the home today, but they say this is routine.

County attorney Ed Corrigan says no charges are being considered right now.

Police say the street will likely reopen by Wednesday morning.

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