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5 charged in 19-year-old's fatal fall from Bemidji State dorm
Prosecutors say five young men provided alcohol to Isaac Jon Morris, even though he was underage.
Author: Lydia Birt
Published: 3:38 AM CST December 3, 2018
Updated: 1:54 PM CST December 3, 2018

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Beltrami County Attorney's Office charged five men in connection with a large party in the county on Sept. 29.

According to the charges, the men threw a party and provided alcohol to Isaac Jon Morris of Cokato, Minn., even though he wasn't 21.

Bemidji Police say Morris accidently fell from a seventh floor window of Tamarack Hall after drinking alcohol at a large off campus party. An autopsy indicates that he died of significant head trauma.

The criminal complaint also alleges that Morse went along to get a second keg and video surveillance shows Swan purchasing that second keg from a liquor store.

Morse told investigators he estimated there were about 50 people at the party but didn't know how many of them were minors.

His family released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our son and brother. Isaac was a child of God who knew his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe and know that we will see him again in heaven."

Investigators quickly identified and interviewed seven adults who all played a part in hosting and buying alcohol for the gathering. They also located a number of witnesses who saw Morris consuming alcohol at the party, despite the fact he was underage.

Bemidji Police were called to Tamarack Hall around 12:30 a.m. on reports of a person laying on the ground bleeding. Officers found Morris, who appeared to have fallen. Despite lifesaving efforts, the teen died of his injuries.