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Naytahwaush woman found dead after attending New Year's Eve party

NAYTAHWAUSH - A 21-year-old woman who disappeared after a New Year's Eve party has been found dead in a wooded area near here.

The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office learned on Thursday that Lorraine Elizabeth Londo had not been seen or heard from since 3 a.m. that day after attending a party in Naytahwaush.

Law enforcement, family and friends searched the area.

About 5:30 p.m. Friday, the woman's father notified law enforcement that he had found her body in a clearing of a wooded area about one-fourth mile from her home, the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office said in a press release issued today.

An autopsy will be conducted. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.