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Grand Forks couple identified in failed murder-suicide

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Police say it appears a Grand Forks man found dead in his home Tuesday shot his wife then killed himself with a .22-caliber handgun.

The couple was identified as Lyle W. Cordts, 50, and Julie Rae Cordts, 47, who lived together at 1502 12th Ave. S., according to a news release issued by the Grand Forks Police Department today.


Officers found Lyle Cordts lying dead on a bed in a bedroom; they found Julie Cordts unconscious on the floor of the same bedroom, the release states.

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