Body of missing Indiana woman found in shallow grave in Minnesota, authorities hunting suspect

The suspect was seen in Duluth in the days following the murder.
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Authorities from Minnesota and Indiana are looking for a man suspected of killing an Indiana woman and leaving her body in a remote area of northern Minnesota. 

Daniel Gregory Lynn, 40, of South Bend, Indiana is a suspect in the killing of 28-year-old Christina Marie Woods, also of South Bend. 

Woods was reported missing to Indiana authorities in early June and suspected of traveling to Minnesota. On Monday, July 2, St. Louis County investigators found her remains in a shallow grave in Beatty Township, which is only an hour or so from the Minnesota-Canada border. The property on which she was found is owned by a family member of Lynn. 

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office determined that Woods died from homicidal violence, with the belief that she was killed in Beatty Township during the week of June 11. 

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Authorities believe Lynn has returned to Indiana, but they say he was last seen in the days following the murder in Duluth and the Virginia and Mountain Iron areas, noting that he could still be in Minnesota. 

Lynn is a 5-foot-10, 210-pound bald-headed man with a mustache and goatee and tattoos on both sides of his neck. Anyone with information leading to Lynn's whereabouts, or with information related to Woods' death, is asked to call the St. Louis County Communications Office at 218-742-9825. 

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