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Superior Deaths Deemed Murder-Suicide

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The two individuals discovered in a home near Superior on Wednesday appeared to have died in a murder-suicide.

At 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office dispatch was notified about a deceased person who had been found in a rural county residence near Superior. The body of 87-year-old Emma Lane was discovered by a neighbor who had checked on the residence at the request of an out-of-state relative who regularly stayed in contact with the deceased but had been unable to reach them by phone.

At 12:15 p.m. law enforcement officers arrived at the scene and discovered a second deceased person inside the residence, 85-year-old John Lane, Emma’s husband.

The investigation has revealed that Emma died from a single gunshot wound and John died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Agents with the Montana Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to assist the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation.


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