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15-year-old boy arrested in connection to killing of 19-year-old in northern Minnesota

The victim was found dead inside a home on Monday, Nov. 18.

Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old in connection to a homicide investigation in northern Minnesota. 

The investigation began Monday evening after a 19-year-old was found dead at a home in Cass Lake.

The victim was identified Thursday by the Cass County Sheriff's Office as Brandon Morgan Jr., of Cass Lake. 

The cause of death has been ruled homicide and the investigation is ongoing. 

It's unclear when the 15-year-old boy was arrested, nor is it clear what the teen's relationship with the victim was. The suspect is in custody and formal charges are pending, the sheriff's office said in a release. 

Autopsy results are pending as the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office investigates, with assistance being provided by the Cass County Sheriff, the Leech Lake Tribal Police and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

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