AITKIN -- One brother is dead and another is in custody as a result of an assault Sunday in Aitkin County, the Aitkin County sheriff's and attorney's offices reported today.
Dead is Craig D. Dennis, 45, Finlayson. His body was recovered Sunday in a mobile home on Mille Lacs Lake in Lakeside Township where another brother resided.
Arrested is Christopher M. Dennis, 39, Finlayson. He is being held in the Aitkin County Jail on probable cause of second-degree murder. He was arrested at the scene Sunday on an outstanding warrant from another county.
The sheriff's department, together with South Aitkin First Responders and the State Patrol, responded to the scene at 11:14 a.m. Sunday as a result of a 911 call placed by the suspect.
Preliminary autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office indicate Craig Dennis died as a result of traumatic abdominal injuries because of assault.
No weapon was recovered.
The county attorney's office reported the two brothers had an argument. Criminal charges may be filed later today.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.
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