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Apparent murder-suicide under investigation in Ravalli Co.

By Faith Smith, KECI Reporter, fcronin@keci.com
Published On: Jan 06 2014 05:16:03 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 06 2014 11:24:15 PM MST
DARBY, Mont. -

The Ravalli County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent murder-suicide in a quiet community. It happened in a home on Lake Como Road northwest of Darby.

Around noon, sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a person who appeared to have been shot to death. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found two individuals dead.

Lake Como Road is fairly remote, there are not a lot of houses.

However, everyone knows everyone in the small town, and everyone is talking. We stopped by People's Grocery Store in Darby and spoke to a woman who says people are calling the store to find out what happened and who's involved. She tells us in this small town, news travels fast.

"We've gotten calls saying 'What was on the news?' but it's such a small town, you know, it could be anybody and it just gets people wondering how did that happen?" said Kyndel Cox. "It's just really sad."

Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman tells us the incident is still under investigation. He says he will release more information once family members are notified.