HELENA, Mont. — The Latest on the deaths of two people north of Helena (all times local):

5:50 p.m.

Authorities have charged a 21-year-old man with deliberate homicide after a married couple was found dead in their home north of Helena.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton tells The Associated Press that Kaleb David Taylor is also being charged Tuesday with evidence tampering.

A friend found the bodies of the 61-year-old man and 64-year-old woman Monday night. Dutton says the ages of the man and woman were erroneously reversed in previous reports.

Dutton says he is not yet able to release a motive for the killings while the investigation is ongoing. He says the Taylor knew his victims and a firearm was not used.

He says authorities are looking for another person of interest in the case.

It was not immediately clear whether Taylor was represented by an attorney.


4 p.m.

Lewis and Clark County officials say the deaths of a Helena-area couple are being investigated as a double homicide.

Sheriff Leo Dutton tells KCAP-AM that the killings happened sometime between Saturday evening and Monday.

A friend found the bodies of the 64-year-old man and 61-year-old woman Monday evening at their home in a subdivision just north of Helena. The friend called 911.

Dutton says officers are questioning one suspect and are waiting for another person of interest to come in for questioning. Dutton says if he doesn’t hear from the second person by Wednesday he’ll release his name and photo.

The bodies of the victims have been taken to the state crime lab in Missoula for autopsy. The victims’ names and cause of death have not been released.

Dutton says he does not believe there is any threat to the public.


10:35 a.m.

Lewis and Clark County officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in a residence just north of Helena.

Sheriff Leo Dutton says the victims were last seen alive Saturday afternoon. Their bodies were found by someone who went to check on them on Monday evening.

Dutton tells the Independent Record that two people of interest have been identified and one was brought in for questioning. He does not believe there is a threat to the public.

The bodies have been taken to the state crime lab in Missoula. The names of the victims and the cause of death have not been released.


10 a.m.

Lewis and Clark County officials are investigating after two people were found dead at a residence in a subdivision just north of Helena.

Coroner Bryan Backeberg tells the Independent Record that a male and female were found dead Monday evening.

Officials have not identified the deceased or said how they died, but Sheriff Leo Dutton says the deaths are considered suspicious.