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Emma LaRoque: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


March 21, 2019

Emma LaRoque is accused of killing her two sons, Shane Woods, pictured right, and Frederick York.

Emma LaRoque was the daughter of a Minnesota tribal police chief who is accused of killing her two young sons before fatally shooting herself, authorities say. The 28-year-old woman, whose father, Michael LaRoque, leads the White Earth Nation police department, was found dead with her two children at their home on Monday, March 18, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said in a press release.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office says LaRoque died of suicide at her rural Ogema home as a result of a gunshot wound. Her 9-year-old son, Shane Woods, and 4-year-old son, Frederick York, were also found dead in the home, which is located in Becker County, Minnesota.


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