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Officials suspect carbon monoxide led to deaths of husband, wife in Isle

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 10:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, in East Side Township, north of Isle.

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ISLE — A 66-year-old Brooklyn Park woman and man were found dead Sunday, Oct. 16, in their cabin on the 3900 block of Highway 18 in Mille Lacs County.

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, reported at 10:20 p.m. in East Side Township, north of Isle. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, the son arrived at the family property and found his parents deceased.

The victims were identified as Mai Lee and Moon Lee.

The news release stated the Isle Fire Department was called to the scene and located the presence of a dangerous level of carbon monoxide inside the cabin.

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office reported the Lees had been using a small charcoal stove for heat without proper ventilation. No carbon monoxide detector was located inside of the cabin at the time of the incident.

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Assisting at the scene were the Isle Police Department, Isle Fire Department, Mille Lacs Health Systems EMS and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

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