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Spirit Lake mother confirms identities of two slain children
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A woman from the
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation
in North Dakota confirmed that two of her children were killed in a home on the reservation.
Mena Shaw, 40, told KVLY-TV that her nine-year-old daughter and six-year-old son were killed. She found the children in the home of their father on Saturday.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
and the tribe are investigating. The children's father, Travis DuBois, 41, has been arrested and is being held on other charges.
Shaw and DuBois had recently separated. DuBois is said to be a member or a descendant of the
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
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Murdered Children Identified
SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION: Officers secure scene where two found dead
(The Grand Forks Herald 5/25)
Father suspected for deaths of two children at Spirit Lake
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