Deadly Minnesota Fire Now Being Investigated as Murder-Suicide
Authorities in central Minnesota say the deaths of a young man and an infant last week are now being investigated as a murder-suicide.
The Sartell Police Department earlier reported that firefighters responded to an apartment fire the night of January 19 and found the man dead inside the burning residence. They also located an infant who was rushed to a local hospital and was pronounced dead. They have since been identified as 24-year-old Caleb Clark and 4-month-old Hazel Clark.
A news release says investigators now believe Clark died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The cause of the baby's death is still under investigation, but it is being investigated as a homicide. The State Fire Marshal's Office has also determined the fire in the apartment was intentionally set.
Officials say Clark and the infant recently moved to Sartell from Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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