2 detained in suspected Kalispell homicide

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THE KALISPELL Police Department’s mobile crime lab sits outside the scene of an apparent homicide scene at a residence on Eighth Avenue West Sunday afternoon. According to information from the department, two people were being questioned in relation to the situation that began Saturday evening. (Scott Shindledecker/Daily Inter Lake)

Two people were detained Saturday evening in connection with a suspected homicide in Kalispell.

Kalispell Police Detective Jim Wardensky said that police were dispatched to welfare check at a home in southwest Kalispell on Saturday at about 5:42 p.m.

The residence is located on Eighth Avenue West.

“As details were learned, the welfare check turned into a homicide investigation,” Wardensky stated in a media release Sunday.

Two suspects are being detained and questioned about this situation, Wardensky said.

“The investigation is in its beginning stages,” he added. “We do not believe there is any immediate or direct threat to the public as a result of this situation.”

He said updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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