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This was the scene of a murder suicide Tuesday evening in Park Rapids. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Murder suicide claims two lives in Park Rapids

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A family tragedy unfolded Tuesday night as a husband and wife died in a murder suicide in Park Rapids.

Police said Gregory Duane Anderson, 45, shot his wife Dawn at their home on Birch Briar Lane, then turned a high powered rifle on himself.


Both bodies were found on the front porch.

Police Chief Terry Eilers said the couple's youngest son was in the home at the time and was threatened also.

The young man ran for help screaming to the neighbors.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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