OGEMA TOWNSHIP, Minn. — The remains of a 33-year-old woman who disappeared in September were found in a wooded area in Hinckley, Minnesota, a couple of miles from where her car had been found partially submerged in a lake, NBC News reported.
Deputies with the Pine County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a Facebook post Ashley Carlson had been found on land adjacent to the St. Croix State Forest, but declined to release more information.
Carlson had been missing since Sept. 23, and police had asked the public for help finding her, WEAU reported. Her family had also offered a $20,000 reward.
After weeks of searching, Christian Aid Ministries came in to assist rescuers and were the ones to find Carlson’s body Saturday, KARE reported.
While police have been on scene since the body was found, the medical examiner has not yet determined a cause of death, and investigators have not said whether they suspect foul play was involved, NBC News reported.
A Facebook page has been created in Carlson’s memory.
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