Probe launched after body is found in rubble of Moorhead fire


A body was found in the smoldering remains of a house fire in Moorhead, and authorities suspect foul play.

Moorhead police and fire departments were called to the fire at 1019 11th Ave. S. at around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and an initial sweep of the property did not find anyone inside.

A more extensive search was carried out and a burnt body was found in the rubble of the house

According to a press release from the Moorhead Police Department, the fire is under investigation to determine how it started, but the person's death is being considered "of suspicious nature."

The identity and sex of the body has not been revealed by authorities, but the Forum News Service reports neighbors had seen a woman sitting on the home's front steps having a heated discussion on the phone prior to the fire.

Police dispatch logs also show officers were called to reports of an unwanted man at the home around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday – a couple of hours before the fire was reported.

The investigation is ongoing and involves the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Minnesota Fire Marshal, and local police and fire investigators.

Next Up

Adam Thielen

Vikings place Adam Thielen on COVID-19/reserve list

Thielen is coming off a two-touchdown game against the Cowboys.

MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.