Investigators ask for help identifying body

HASTINGS, Minn. - Investigators in Dakota County are asking for help from the public in identifying the body of a woman found in a remote area in Ravena Township Saturday evening.

The woman was found by a landowner in a wooded area on Presley Circle north of 175th Street East in Ravenna Township. It appears she had been there less than 36 hours.

Authorities describe the victim as a female, either white or Native American in her late 20s or early 30s. She is between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 190 pounds, with reddish hair with blonde highlights. She has vine tattoo in blue ink across her lower back, and was wearing unique starfish-shaped earrings.

Anyone with information as to who this woman might be is asked to contact Sergeant Rick Schroeder at the Dakota County Sheriff's Office at (651) 438-4727, the Dakota County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (651) 438-TIPS (8477), or the department's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dakota-County-Sheriffs-Office/189207037773712


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