Police Believe Body Found is Missing Minnesota Woman
Authorities in Douglas County, Minnesota say they believe a body found by a farmer in a field Monday is that of a missing Minnesota teen.
In a news release, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said they have reason to believe they have located the body of Laura Ann Schwendemann, however positive identification is pending the results of an autopsy.
According to police, a farmer contacted the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 Monday after finding a body in a field he was harvesting in Orange Township.
Police responded and confirmed what appeared to be the remains of a female in her “late teens to early twenties.”
Schwendemann was last seen on October 14 at the Holiday gas station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria around 9:30 p.m.
Police say Schwendemann left the gas station with a man she knew. They believe she did not leave voluntarily.
The sheriff’s office has since identified and spoken to the man, who they say is a person of interest.
Police believe there is no danger to the public.
They say the investigation into Schwendemann’s death is still open and active, and their focus now is on why and how she died.