Posted on July 23, 2020

Body Found in Minneapolis Pawnshop That Was Torched in George Floyd Protests

Amanda Woods, New York Post, July 21, 2020

A charred body was found in the wreckage of a Minneapolis pawnshop this week — nearly two months after the building was burned down in the protests that followed George Floyd’s police-custody death.

Investigators were acting on a tip when they found the man’s body in the rubble of Max It Pawn on East Lake Street in south Minneapolis, police spokesman John Elder told the Star Tribune.

“The body appears to have suffered thermal injury and we do have somebody charged with setting fire to that place,” Elder told the paper.

The man’s identity was not immediately released pending the results of an autopsy, which will determine the specific cause and manner of death.