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Deceased Person Found in Burned Building

July 20, 2020 (MINNEAPOLIS) – On the morning of July 20th, officials from the Minneapolis Police and Fire Departments, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division, were going through the burned wreckage at Max It Pawn, located at 2726 East Lake Street in Minneapolis.

At that location, officials located the dead body of what is believed to be an adult male. Minneapolis Police Homicide Detectives have taken over the case.

On June 11th, Montez Terriel Lee was charged with setting fire at this location.

The identity, along with the nature and cause of death, will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office in the days to come.

The Minneapolis Police Department would like to thank our federal partners, the ATF and U.S. Attorney’s Office, for their continued support in these cases.

The GO Number associated with this case 20-189470.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Tips may be submitted electronically at All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward.