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Name released of victim in weekend Kalispell homicide investigation

Man identified as 53 year old John Araujo of Kalispell
Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 16:36:50-04

KALISPELL — Kalispell police have released the name of the man killed over the weekend and more details of the crime at a Kalispell home.

On Saturday, Kalispell police responded to a residence on the southwest side of the city for a report of a welfare check.

In a press release, Captain Tim Falkner says there were no reports of suspicious activity or suspicious persons in the neighborhood.

Shortly after this report, a male asked to speak to an officer at the Kalispell police station.

The male advised that he had shot someone in his residence .

The male's residence was the same home where officers responded to the welfare check.

With this additional information, officers entered the residence where they located a deceased male.

The deceased male was identified as 53-year-old John Araujo of Kalispell.

The male suspect was interviewed and later released.

It is believed both males involved were known to each other.

No charges have been filed at this time as the incident is still under investigation.

The Kalispell Police Department does not believe there is a danger to the public.

Kalispell police said many details cannot be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.