Friday, November 19 3:50 p.m.

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office added more information to a press release from early Friday morning. Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith says the incident occurred in the 1000 block of Patty Ann Drive,  near 7th and Reserve.

Two minor children were found unresponsive and were later pronounced dead at the scene. The female suspect is in custody.

The investigation is ongoing by the Missoula County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff T.J. McDermott issued the following statement:

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to family members, friends and first responders affected by this tragedy.  We understand the impact and questions that this tragedy will have on those in our communities. Our Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are diligently working to obtain the facts of this incident.” 


Two people were found dead in a residence near the intersection of Reserve and 7th Street in Missoula early Friday morning, and a female suspect is now in custody.

Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Jeannette Smith provided a brief statement about the incident.

At 8:05 this morning, Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence on the west side of Missoula, near Reserve and 7th Street, for reports of Suspicious Activity.

Additional information reported initiated emergency medical personnel to also be dispatched to the residence. Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputies detained a female suspect and secured the scene for emergency medical personnel. Two individuals were found deceased at the residence.

This is an active investigation and Missoula County Sheriff’s Office requests that the public avoid the area. There is no public safety threat. More details will be provided as they become available.

Neither the age nor the gender of the two deceased individuals were made public.

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