(MTN News-REED POINT) According to Sweet Grass County Sheriff’s Office, officials say 59 year old James Dunakin was found in his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holding numerous agencies including Gallatin County Special Response Team at bay for several hours on Saturday.
According to the news release from the sheriff’s office, they also received word that his wife, 58 year old Margaret, or Maggi, Dunakin had already committed suicide.
It all happened in a remote area north of Reed Point off I-90. Friends of the couple wrote condolences in posts online after learning of their deaths.
The news release indicates James had been served a search warrant for fingerprints last Thursday by the Division of Criminal Investigation involving a white powdery substance found at both Big Timber Grade School and Sweet Grass High School.
The news release only mentions one body found at the scene. The investigation has been turned over to Park Country Coroner and the Division of Criminal Investigation.
Confirmation from the agents with the DCI and the Park County Coroner of if suicide was the cause of death has not yet been released.
Reporter: Brooke Boone