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Authorities release names of two found dead at Mahnomen farmstead

Authorities have identified the names of a man and woman found dead Tuesday, Aug. 9, on a farmstead about 11 miles northeast of Mahnomen.

The two were 68-year-old Elizabeth Thompson and 74-year-old Lynn Thompson, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Dispatchers received a 911 call about 7:06 a.m. Tuesday reporting a shooting at the residence, according to the sheriff's office.

When officers arrived and searched the farmstead, they found Lynn Thompson dead in a Quonset and Elizabeth Thompson dead inside the home.

The case is being investigated by the sheriff's office, White Earth Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

No other information has been released. Investigators are still awaiting the results of autopsies.

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