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Identities of Marquette Township victims released

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, MI-- State Police have released the names of three people who died in a Thanksgiving Day domestic incident in Marquette Township. Troopers from the Negaunee Post say the deceased are Charles Masterson, 26, Jessica Drummond, 22, and Brodie Dagenais, 22. All three lived in the house where they were found. Police say the incident began at about 4:40 a.m. Thursday with a 911 call to Marquette County Central Dispatch by Drummond. Initial investigation indicates Masterson shot...
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