Sheriff’s officials say deaths appear to be murder-suicide

Published 9:39 am Friday, March 13, 2015

NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA — Sheriff’s officials said the deaths of a couple in Carver County are an apparent murder-suicide.

Deputies were called to a residence in Norwood Young America about 5 p.m. Wednesday by a man who had returned home to find his male roommate dead in the garage.

Deputies searched the residence and found a woman who had suffered a gunshot wound to the head concealed in a plastic waterfowl decoy bag. Investigators said the man in the garage, identified as 51-year-old Milo Willis Leistiko, apparently shot and killed 23-year-old Lanaea Ann Harrison, placed her body in the decoy bag, then turned the gun on himself.

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The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is helping with the investigation.