15-year-old suspect arrested in connection with Cass Lake homicide

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office announced today that a 15-year-old has been taken into custody.

According to the release, formal charges are pending in connection to the death of 19-year-old Brandon Morgan, Jr.

Law enforcement responded to a Cass Lake residence Monday and found Morgan dead. The cause of death was ruled a homicide.

The Leech Lake Tribal Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting with the ongoing investigation.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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