UPDATE: Apparent murder-suicide in southern Minnesota

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UPDATE:
Faribault, Minn.- The Faribault Police Department is now releasing the names of two people killed in an apparent murder-suicide at the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce.

A person coming to do business at the Chamber offices found the bodies of a man and a woman behind a door yesterday a little after 12 P.M.

Family members identified them as Barb and Dick Larsen. Police say she was an employee of the Chamber who had filed a restraining order against him earlier this week.

ORIGINAL STORY:
FARIBAULT, Minn. – Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide at the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce.

Police were called to the Chamber offices on 530 Wilson Avenue after someone reported seeing two people down inside the building.  Officers arrived to find the bodies of a man and a woman behind a desk.  A firearm was also found at the scene.  No other Chamber employees were present.

The Faribault Police Department says there appears to be no risk to the general public.  Names of the deceased are being withheld until after family has been notified.

The Rice County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting in this matter.

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