Suspicious death in Cass Lake

Multiple agencies are investigating the suspected homicidal death of a 19-year-old man.

According to a release from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an emergency call at a Cass Lake residence Monday evening and found the dead man.

The Leech Lake Tribal Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office are assisting with the investigation, and the release says homicide is the suspected cause of death.

No further information was immediately released.


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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