UPDATE: Victim Identified in Cass Lake Homicide, 15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that the victim has been identified as Brandon Morgan Jr, age 19, of Cass Lake. Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, a 15-year-old male has been taken into custody and formal charges are pending. The cause of death has been ruled homicide and the investigation is ongoing.


CASS LAKE, Minn.-Authorities in northern Minnesota are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man as a homicide.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch says his office responded to an emergency call at a home in Cass Lake just before 6 p.m. Monday. Deputies found the man’s body at the home.

The sheriff’s office began investigating with help from the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

An autopsy is scheduled. The sheriff says homicide is suspected, and the investigation continues.

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