Dassel-Cokato superintendent IDs 18-year-old man who died in Bemidji State fall

October 2, 2018

The 18-year-old man found dead after an apparent fall from a residence hall at Bemidji State University has been identified as Isaac Morris, a recent graduate of Dassel-Cokato Schools, a Dassel-Cokato official said Monday.

Superintendent Jeff Powers said Morris had graduated this year and was well-known by his peers and in the community.

Bemidji police officers were summoned to Tamarack Hall at Bemidji State University at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on a report of an injured person lying on the ground, according to the university.

Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Officials have said he was a visitor not enrolled at BSU. An investigation into the death is ongoing; the Ramsey County medical examiners office is conducting an autopsy.

His death leaves a great big hole, thats for sure, Powers said Monday.

Hannah Covington 612-673-4751

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