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Suspected remains of missing mother found in eastern Minnesota


Ashley Miller Carlson, a 33-year-old mother of four from the Grantsburg and Siren, Wisconsin area, was last seen on September 23 in the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe community of Lake Lena, around 25 miles east of Hinckley, in eastern Minnesota. Pine County. Authorities began searching for her after her rental car was discovered partially submerged in Graces Lake on September 24.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office across the border in Wisconsin then checked Miller Carlson’s home, but she was not there, Pine County officials said. This sparked a search involving both authorities in Wisconsin and Minnesota, who used search teams on foot, as well as planes, sonar, dogs and divers to try to locate her.

On November 12, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office said authorities executed 32 search warrants as part of their investigation. It was not immediately clear on Saturday night whether they suspected foul play, and a forensic pathologist had yet to confirm the identity of the remains or determine the cause of death, said Justin Terch, president of Applied Professional Services. Miller, the private investigation firm that aided Carlson’s family.

The police were on the scene all day Saturday, according to a press release from Terch’s cabinet. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota, where Miller Carlson’s remains were found, and the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin, where she lived, had released no statement on the case on Saturday. evening, although both have said they plan to release more information soon.

Terch said his group and law enforcement couldn’t release much information until an autopsy was completed.

“It’s a sad day that our family was hoping they weren’t coming, and there are still a lot of questions that need answers, but the important thing is that we now have Ashley,” said Krista Struck, Miller Carlson’s mother. , in a press release. “Our family has received incredible support from the community over the past few weeks, and we thank them, the search and rescue team at Christian Aid Ministries, the many law enforcement agencies involved and Applied Professional Services for helping locate Ashley. “

Applied Professional Services received more than 70 calls on its 24-hour hotline, some of which were invaluable in the search for Miller Carlson, the company said in a press release announcing his remains have been found.

“We are delighted to have been able to help Ashley’s family during this terrible time, even though the resolution is not what they hoped for,” Terch said in the statement. “But at least there is a closure to this tragedy, and we know the family finds some comfort in it.