UPDATED: Homicide and suicide causes of death after investigation in Becker County

The Becker County Sheriff’s Office has identified the bodies found in a Lakeview Township home Tuesday morning.

Sheriff Todd Glander says homicide was the cause of death of 49-year-old Stacy Stearns, and suicide the cause of death of her husband, 45-year-old Steven Stearns.

The original story, published Sept. 28, is below:

Two bodies were recovered in Becker County Tuesday morning.

According to Sheriff Todd Glander, first responders arrived to the scene on County Road 6 in Lakeview Township around 9 in the morning after a phone call requesting law enforcement.

The bodies of one man and one woman were found in the residence, as were the bodies of two dogs.

The Minnesota BCA is assisting with the ongoing investigation. Autopsies are scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The incident, according to Sheriff Glander, appears to be an isolated event and there is no imminent threat to the public.

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