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Cass Lake girl died of hypothermia

CASS LAKE -- A 14-year-old girl found dead in Cass Lake on Jan. 12 died of hypothermia due to cold exposure, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.

Monica Rose Salas-Raisch was not publicly identified by authorities at the time of her death. The Pioneer discovered her identity through an obituary.

According to an earlier statement from Burch, officers received a report of Salas-Raisch’s body at about 8:09 a.m. Jan 12. Burch confirmed the girl’s cause of death Tuesday, and said no other information was available.