Two teens found dead in Medford confirmed as murder-suicide

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Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2022 at 1:45 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The Steele County Coroner received the preliminary autopsy results in the deaths of two teenagers in Medford on Friday, June 3.

According to The Steele County Sheriff’s Office, autopsy results confirmed their deaths to be a murder-suicide.

Results showed Chandra Pelch, 18, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Jerome Caldwell, 19, suffered a non-fatal gunshot wound to the chest and a fatal gunshot wound to the head.

The autopsy showed both of Caldwell’s injuries are consistent with self-inflicted wounds.

Officials reported that no one else was injured in the incident and the public is not in any danger.

MEDFORD, Minn. (KTTC) – Two teenagers were found dead Friday in a residence in Medford, Minnesota.

According to Steele County Sheriff’s Office, it responded to a suspicious incident in the 200 block of 1st Street NW at 8:22 p.m.

Upon arrival, assistance was requested from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and two adults were found dead in the residence.

The two adults have been identified as Chandra Pelch, 18, and Jerome Caldwell, 19, both of Medford.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Steele County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office are continuing to investigate the incident.

Authorities said there is no threat to the public.

The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released when available.

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