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Police suspect foul play in Polson death

by Lake County Leader
| September 14, 2023 12:00 AM

The Polson Police Department is investigating the recent death of Philista St. John, whose body was found in a residence “under suspicious circumstances.”

While conducting a welfare check at 304 10th Ave. W. last Wednesday, Sept. 6, officers found St. John deceased inside the residence.

Polson Police Chief George Simpson said in a news release that circumstances surrounding the incident led officers to suspect foul play. “A person of interest has been identified and no danger exists to the public,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information was available at presstime.

“In this sorrowful time, we extend to the family and friends of Ms. St. John our heartfelt

condolences,” he said.

Simpson also expressed appreciation to CSKT Tribal Police, Lake County

Sheriff/Coroner’s Office, Montana Highway Patrol, Lake County Attorney’s Office, and the

Lake County Emergency Communications Center for their assistance in the case.

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