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Polson murder-suicide victims identified

Posted at 7:33 AM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 14:33:46-04

POLSON - Lake County Sheriff Donald Bell identified the victims of the murder-suicide in Polson.

Matthew Alan Pruchnik, 49, and his two sons ages 7 and 5, were found dead in their home.

Lake County officials were still investigating but report it appears Pruchnik intentionally killed his children and himself by carbon monoxide poisoning in their home on Lakeview Drive, possibly on Friday, March 13.

Deputies had arrested Pruchnik on charges related to domestic violence in August of 2017.

Bell said deputies found the bodies after they were dispatched to a residence south of Polson about a mile off of Kerr Dam Road at around 2:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of suspicious activity.

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