Woman missing since her truck got stuck in January snow in northern Minnesota is found dead

She's believed to have died from exposure.
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The body of a woman missing in northern Minnesota since January was found this week.

A team of friends and family carrying out the latest in many searches for Tawhna Pringle, 30, of Grand Rapids, found her body on Tuesday. 

She was found near Babbitt, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says, about two miles from where her running car was found stuck in a snow drift in January.

She had last been seen around 10:30 p.m. January 11 at a convenience store near Babbit, and was reported missing by her ex-husband on Jan. 27, who said he hadn't seen or heard from her since then.

Her car was found a few days later in rural Lake County. Authorities believe it had gotten stuck in the snow and kept running, judging by the melted snow beneath it. 

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Tracks were found leading away from her truck, but despite multiple searches, Pringle wasn't found for four months.

Police told the Forum News Service she is believed to have died from exposure, and exhibited signs of hypothermia with temperatures dipping to lows of nearly 30 below zero that night.

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