Names Released in Plains Murder-Suicide

By Beacon Staff

PLAINS – The Sanders County sheriff says police have confirmed that three people killed over the weekend in Plains were the victims of a murder and suicide.

Sheriff Gene Arnold says 39-year-old Israel Keyes first shot his girlfriend and her son early Saturday morning with a pistol before killing himself.

Both 37-year-old Alexia Laslo and 12-year-old Michael Tasakos were found shot and killed at the scene.

Arnold says those involved had been in the area for about a year.

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