CARLTON, Minn. (AP) — Autopsies have determined the couple found dead in their remote northeastern Minnesota home this week were shot to death.

The Carlton County sheriff’s office says the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office determined that a gunshot wound was the cause of death for both 53-year-old Kim Schmitz and her longtime boyfriend, Thomas Holm, also 53.

Their bodies were found Sunday in the couple’s home just outside Cromwell. Holm’s missing pickup truck was found Saturday night near Saginaw, about 35 miles away. Authorities say the pickup had been burned.

The sheriff’s office continues its investigation. Sheriff Kelly Lake says authorities believe more than one suspect was responsible.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

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