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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder-suicide at a home on Dolphin Drive in south Lake Charles.

It is the same home where a fire was reported around 11:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The suspect died at a local hospital while the victim's body was found inside the home.

Calcasieu Sheriff Tony Mancuso said while containing the house fire, officials may have seen what looked like an explosive device. Fire crews were working on putting out hot spots from a distance until the state police bomb squad arrives and gives the okay.

Mancuso said it is too early to say how the victim died, but early witness accounts indicate the suspect shot himself in his front yard after the victim died.

The identities of the victim and suspect have not yet been released pending notification of kin.

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