Body found in northern Minnesota is that of missing 31-year-old

Police say Wahbinmigisi Robertson's death was a result of a hanging.
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UPDATE 3 P.M.

Police have said that Wahbinmigisi "Pennie" Robertson, whose body was found on Saturday evening on the Fond du Lac Reservation, died from a hanging.

The determination was made by the Midwest Medical Examiner's office, with police saying there were "no signs of trauma, signs of assault, or homicidal violence."

Authorities are awaiting the results of toxicology testing, with the case remaining under investigation.

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The 31-year-old Native American woman reported missing earlier this week in northern Minnesota has been found dead.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office confirmed to the Duluth News Tribune that the body found Saturday evening on the Fond du Lac Reservation is that of Wahbinmigisi "Pennie" Robertson.

The body was found on the 8100 block of Mahnomen Road, northwest of Cloquet, with spokesman for the sheriff's office telling the newspaper her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Her death was confirmed on a GoFundMe page set up to assist with her search, the money from which will now go towards her funeral arrangements.

"With deep regret we were informed June 1st from the family of Pennie Robertson she was found and has passed away," the page says.

Robertson was reported missing by family members on May 28, having last been seen four days earlier on Mahnomen Road in Cloquet.

Robertson's family and friends initially started searching for her after she failed to come home on May 24, with the sheriff's office getting involved alongside Fond de Lac Police Department after becoming aware of her case via social media.

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