Spirit Lake mother confirms identities of two slain children

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, the FBI 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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