Officials ID ‘person of interest’ in ND slayings
by Associated Press Wire
November 20, 2012 03:15 PM | 956 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo community members eat and listen to speakers at a prayer service in New Town, N.D., where a woman and three of her grandchildren were shot and killed on Sunday. New Town is on an American Indian reservation called Fort Berthold. (AP Photo/Minot Daily News, Flint McColgan)
In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo community members eat and listen to speakers at a prayer service in New Town, N.D., where a woman and three of her grandchildren were shot and killed on Sunday. New Town is on an American Indian reservation called Fort Berthold. (AP Photo/Minot Daily News, Flint McColgan)
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In this Nov. 19, 2012 photo a teddy bear sits on a picket fence outside the home of Martha Johnson, 64, where Johnson and three of her grandchildren were found shot to death Sunday in New Town, N.D. In a nearby Parshall, a man described only as a person of interest in the killings apparently killed himself just hours after their deaths. (AP Photo/Minot Daily News, Flint McColgan)
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NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A man who has been called a "person of interest" in the slayings of a northwestern North Dakota woman and three of her grandchildren has been identified.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson says 21-year-old Kalcie Eagle, of New Town, was the man who stabbed himself to death in front of a deputy and a highway patrolman Sunday night in Parshall.

Halvorson says authorities are still trying to determine what, if any, role Eagle played in the shooting deaths Sunday of 64-year-old Martha Johnson and three of her grandchildren on the Fort Berthold reservation.

Halvorson also says that Eagle lived about a block away from the Johnson home.

FBI spokesman Kyle Loven declined comment, citing the ongoing investigation.

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