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Woman, child found dead on Minnesota reservation; man sought

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 18:44:51-04

CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — Police in northern Minnesota are searching for a suspect after a woman and a 1-year-old child were found dead at a home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation.

Authorities were called to the home in Cloquet on Saturday for a welfare check on a woman and her child. Officers checked the home but were unable to contact or see anyone inside.

Officers later obtained a search warrant and found the bodies of a 27-year-old woman and an 18-month-old boy inside the house. Police are searching for a 33-year-old Cloquet man, Sheldon James Thompson.

Police say Thompson is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

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