FATAL FIRE AND ARSON INVESTIGATION
September 1, 2022
August 31st, 2022; Ten Lakes Township, Beltrami County – Cass Lake, MN: On August 30th, 2022 at approximately 7:00PM the Beltrami County 911 Center received several 911 calls regarding a camping trailer fire in the 4700 block of Allens Bay Dr SE near Cass Lake, or approximately 12 miles southeast of Bemidji in Beltrami County. Deputies, Tribal Police and first responders were dispatched to the scene and it was reported the structure was occupied and fully engulfed with flames.
First responders arrived on scene and discovered the camping trailer to be fully engulfed. Cass Lake Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered human remains inside the camper. Through the investigation, deputies learned that a female had ignited the fire and fled the scene. The death is considered suspicious and Cora Lee Quaderer, age 34 of Bena, MN, was arrested in Brooklyn Center today related to the fire. Quaderer is being held pending criminal charges.
The body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Brooklyn Center Police Department, Cass Lake Fire Department and the Leech Lake Ambulance Service.
No additional information is available at this time.
Chief Deputy Jarrett Walton
Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office