Two men found dead inside a home in Menahga, Minn., early Monday likely died in a murder-suicide, the town’s city administrator said.
An official cause of death will be determined by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office, where autopsies were underway Tuesday, said Menahga City Administrator Janette Bower.
“It is an unconfirmed murder-suicide,” she said.
Police are not looking for suspects and have said there is no risk to the public.
Authorities were called to a home in the 800 block of Oak Avenue NE. about 12:05 a.m. Monday. Arriving officers found the two men deceased from “apparent gunshot wounds,” the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Menahga police identified the victims as Michael Callahan and Carl Albin.
As the investigation continued, many unanswered questions and rumors swirled around the city of about 1,300 residents in northern Minnesota, about 13 miles south of Park Rapids.
Bower said it is believed the two men knew each other but it was not clear what their relationship was or what prompted the shootings.
Albin, 82, lived in the home where the deaths occurred. Authorities were still trying to learn why Callahan, 67, was there. Callahan lives at an address in another part of the city, records show.
The Menahga Police Department, the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau Criminal Apprehension are investigating.
Tim Harlow • 612-673-7768