Homicide investigators say a nephew of Senator Jon Tester was killed in his home just outside Spokane.

The Spokesman-Review reports 35-year-old Bob Tester was found dead in his living room Tuesday morning.

Court documents say Bob Tester's 8-year-old daughter was home at the time and told authorities a man entered the house wielding a sword and a knife.

Documents say the child likely didn't see the incident, but that she called her grandmother to report it. The girl's grandmother told deputies her son grew marijuana for dispensaries.

Jon Tester's press office confirmed the relationship to the paper and said "his family would prefer privacy during this difficult time."

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