UPDATE: Minot woman murdered early Sunday morning

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Update: The Minot Police Department has released the names of the two decedents from the incident that happened on August 15 in SW Minot.

Carrie Welnel, has been identified as the 50-year-old victim of homicide, and Caleb Heyward-Treib has been identified as the 23-year-old suspect in the incident.

Heyward-Treib was found in the back yard of a residence a short distance from the crime scene. He was deceased.

Police say there were no obvious signs of trauma on the suspect, and his cause of death is undetermined. An autopsy will be completed soon.

Original story: The Minot Police Department is investigating the murder of a local woman in southwest Minot.

Police were called to a southwest Minot address at 7:01 a.m. on a report of a shooting where a 50-year-old woman was located and determined to be deceased.

Responding officers quickly identified a suspect and began an extensive search. The suspect, a 23-year-old man from Minot, was located a short distance away and was deceased.

Victim and suspect names are being withheld pending family notifications.

Investigators and the crime scene team are actively processing this scene.

This is an ongoing story and this article will be updated as more information comes in.

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