July 22, 2020 in ~ 10:13 am PDTBy Kelli Dugan, Cox Media team National content DeskMINNEAPOLIS — A man’s burned body was found Monday in the wreckage that a southern Minneapolis pawn shop set ablaze throughout protests three days after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.

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Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department; the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the state fire marshal’s department were exhilaration on a tip as soon as they discovered the charred body in the debris of Max it Pawn, Minneapolis Police department spokesman john Elder called the Star Tribune.

“The body appears to have suffered thermal injury, and we do have actually somebody fee with setup fire to that place,” Elder called the newspaper, noting that city homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.


According to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Minnesota, officials charged Montez Terriel Lee in June v arson in the pawnshop fire after video clip footage surfaced of that “pouring fluid from a metal container throughout the pawnshop,” The brand-new York time reported.

Elder said the Star Tribune the identity of the victim discovered Monday, along with the precise cause and manner that death, will certainly be exit by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office after ~ an autopsy is completed.

The dead masculine injuries have led investigators to think his death and Lee’s arson room linked, the time reported.

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