UPDATE: Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide South of Detroit Lakes

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BECKER CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Becker County authorities release the names of two people found dead in a house south of Detroit Lakes Tuesday morning.

They say 45-year-old Steven Stearns shot and killed his wife, 49-year-old Stacy Stearns, before turning the gun on himself.

Her death was ruled a homicide and his a suicide.

Authorities also found two dead dogs at the scene.

**original story below**

BECKER CO., Minn. (KVRR) — A grim discovery in Becker County.

The sheriff’s office got a call just after 9 Tuesday morning about two dead bodies.

They were called to Lakeview Township, just south of Detroit Lakes, to a house on County Highway 6, east of U.S. Highway 59.

Officers entered the residence and found the bodies of one adult male, one adult female and two dead dogs.

Minnesota BCA was brought in to analyze the scene.

The bodies are undergoing autopsies in Ramsey County.

Names of those involved will be released once family has been notified.

Authorities say it appears to be an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

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