2 Found Dead In Vadnais Heights Ruled Murder-Suicide

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — The family of the young woman found dead in the Vadnais Heights home she shared with her husband says the couple was dearly loved by family and friends.

The bodies of 19-year-old Katherine and 21-year-old Kalen Pohjonen were found dead Tuesday. The medical examiner has classified the deaths as a murder-suicide. Both died of gunshot wounds.

A handgun was found at the scene and an investigation has determined it to be the weapon that was used.

Both were graduates of Hudson High School.

Police were called to their home after a worried co-worker called 911.

They haven’t said yet how they died.

Kalen Pohjonen was a member of the Minnesota National Guard. He was scehduled to be deployed in the next couple of months.

Katherine’s family released a statement saying, “We are touched and thankful for those who have reached out to us in this trying time. Kathy and Kalen will be missed and forever in our hearts and thoughts.”


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