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Search continues for missing Mankato woman

Officials say 30-year-old Nyawuor James Chuol of Mankato was last seen at about 7 p.m. on April 25 at 30 Hilltop Lane.
Credit: Mankato Public Safety
Mankato Public Safety is asking for the public's help in finding 30-year-old Nyawuor James Chuol, who was last seen on April 25.

MANKATO, Minn — Mankato Public Safety is asking for the public's help in finding a missing woman, who was last seen on April 25.

Officials say 30-year-old Nyawuor James Chuol of Mankato was last seen by her family around 7 p.m. at 30 Hilltop Lane. At the time, she was wearing a blue jacket, black leggings and brown boots.

Chuol is a Black female, is about 5' 9" tall and weighs around 120 pounds, according to authorities.

On Tuesday, May 3, the Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office announced that it was joining the search efforts for Chuol. According to the sheriff's office, Chuol was seen on surveillance video at the Eagle Lake Casey's gas station around 8:45 p.m. on April 25. Officials say Chuol was wearing a pink/purple hat, "an addition to the clothing her family last saw her in." In the photos she was also seen carrying a white or tan bag.

Credit: Mankato Public Safety

Officials said law enforcement searched the area around the gas station on foot and with drones on May 2, and the Minnesota State Patrol's helicopter was used in Tuesday's search, with assistance from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Officials urge anyone with any information about Chuol's location to call 911 or Public Safety at 507-387-8744.

Credit: Mankato Public Safety
Police say they believe they have found the body of 30-year-old Nyawuor Chuol on May 13 after she was last seen on April 25.

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