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Body identified as missing IA woman

A woman found dead in rural southern Dakota County on Saturday has been identified as a missing Iowa resident.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as that of 29-year-old Carrie Elaine Olson of Davenport, Iowa. Olson was reported missing in Davenport.

Her body was found late Saturday afternoon in a wooded area in Ravenna Township, about seven miles southeast of downtown Hastings. The medical examiner said the cause of her death is pending further investigation.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office at (651) 438-4727.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is also investigating.