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Three found dead in Algona after murder-suicide, including two young boys

ALGONA – A murder-suicide took the lives of two young boys and an adult male in Algona.

On July 5, 2021 at 7:51 p.m., the Algona Police Department was called to 418 South Harlan Street in Algona, Iowa.  Upon arrival they met with the 911 caller who had discovered the bodies of six-year-old Logan and three-year-old Seth Phelon.  In addition to the boys, Christopher Phelon, age 32, was also found deceased.

The law enforcement investigation and autopsies conducted by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner determined that Logan and Seth died as the result of gunshot wounds, and their manner of death was considered homicide.  Christopher Phelon died as the result of a gunshot wound and manner of death was considered suicide.

The Algona Police received assistance from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, Algona EMS, the Kossuth County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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