Jordan Shearer covers crime and social issues for the Bemidji Pioneer. A Rochester native and Bemidji State grad, he previously spent several years in western Nebraska writing for the Keith County News. Follow him on Twitter @Jmanassa
BEMIDJI, Minn.—The Bemidji Police Department has identified the man who died Sunday at BSU as 19-year-old Isaac Jon Morris of Cokato, a small town about 50 miles west of Minneapolis. According to a statement released Tuesday by the police department, Morris died after allegedly falling from the seventh floor of BSU's Tamarack Hall, which is 12 floors high. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office said Morris subsequently died from "significant internal head trauma." Police have ruled the fall as an accident.