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Associated Press, Published December 01 2009

Autopsies confirm murder-suicide deaths

WALHALLA, N.D. – Authorities say they have confirmed that the deaths of a husband and wife in the northeastern North Dakota town of Walhalla were a murder-suicide.

The bodies of 52-year-old John Kalis and 41-year-old Sharon Kalis were found in their home on Thanksgiving after a 911 call about a domestic dispute.

Pembina County Chief Deputy Jeff Osvold said autopsies done by the state medical examiner’s office confirmed the murder-suicide, though a motive is not clear. He did not say which one of the deaths was a homicide.