St. Paul: Married couple, relative found dead in Frogtown apartmentsubtitle-->byline-->By Will Ashenmacher
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Police found the bodies of three people in this apartment building on the 500 block of North Victoria Street in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013. (Pioneer Press: John Doman)
Three people were found dead in a Frogtown apartment Sunday afternoon, March 24, after a dispute, according to the St. Paul police.
Officers called to the 500 block of Victoria Street North about 4:30 p.m. found two men and one woman dead inside the home, police Sgt. Paul Paulos said at a news conference Sunday night.
No suspects were being sought, Paulos said, but he said it was too soon to call the deaths double murder-suicide.
Three or four children who live in the home were there but in another room and did not witness the deaths, Paulos said. They were placed in the care of relatives, he said.
On Sunday night, several police vehicles remained stationed in front of the apartment, which was cordoned off by caution
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Police had preliminary identifications on the three, but Paulos declined to identify any of the individuals involved.
He said the woman was married to one of the men and related to the other.
Paulos said identities would not be released until the Ramsey Count medical examiner performed autopsies.
He declined to comment on the nature of the deaths and would not characterize the altercation that led to the 911 call.
Audio of the call indicates that the first officers to the scene encountered a "significant language barrier." A translator later was brought in.
Paulos said he wasn't aware of any prior police activity regarding the three people found dead.
The last time police were called to the home where the bodies
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were discovered was in 2011, he said.