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Missing MN woman found holed up in cabin after 3-day search

The 60-year-old New Hope resident disappeared on Tuesday.

A Hennepin County woman who disappeared this week has been found safe after an extensive land and air search.

The 60-year-old New Hope resident was reported missing on Tuesday and turned up at the scene of an apparent car accident in Clearwater County the next day; when authorities arrived, she was gone. 

According to a release from the local sheriff, the person who notified authorities about the car — which was stuck alongside a road in Rice Township — reported that it "appeared to have been there a while and items from the car had been thrown on the ground outside the vehicle."

The caller also reported that the vehicle's lone occupant "would not roll down their window and attempted to hide their face."

The search got underway at that point, with several agencies and a plane from the Minnesota State Patrol eventually being called in. 

Two days later, on Friday morning, ground searches resumed, and members of the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Reserve "located (the missing woman) inside a cabin along Otterkill Trail."

She told authorities that she "became lost" on April 8 and "spent the night wandering around," coming upon a cabin the next evening, gaining entry and making a fire, the release notes. 

The woman was transported to Bagley Sanford Medical Center to be checked over; it's not clear if she had any injuries. 

The Clearwater County sheriff expressed thanks to the seven agencies that assisted in the search, including the DNR and the Northstar Search and Rescue K9 teams.

Authorities have not specified the circumstances of the woman's disappearance, or her current condition. 

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