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Body of missing woman found in snow outside Northfield home

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Police are investigating after a woman's body was found in the snow outside a home in Northfield.

Officials were called to the 400 block of East Third Street around 3:10 p.m. Sunday, where they found the body of 31-year-old Tiffany Smith, Northfield police said in a news release Monday.

Police say the body had been there for at least a day. Police Chief Monte Nelson told the Star Tribune Smith didn't live at the address where she was found.

Smith had been missing since Jan. 1. A friend reported she was upset and hadn't returned home that morning, the release says. Friends, family and police, along with United Legacy, had been aiding in search efforts.

Police are still investigating the incident, but say there was no sign of a struggle or suspicious activity. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release her cause of death.

The low temperature in Northfield dipped into the single digits over the weekend, according to Weather Underground.

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