Police: A woman's body has been found in a wooded area near Winona


Police say they found a woman's body in a wooded area in southeastern Minnesota early Saturday morning.

According to the Lewiston Police Department, officers got a call around 6:30 p.m. on Friday regarding a possible homicide.

After conducting an investigation, officials say they started to search.

A woman's body was found just after midnight, according to the police department.

Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude says the body was near the intersection of County Road 25 and County Road 23, about a mile off the road.

Ganrude tells KTTC that they have a 23-year-old suspect in custody. He's booked in jail, suspected of second degree murder.

He hasn't been formally charged yet, though.

Investigators say they do not believe there is any threat to the public. However, the investigation is ongoing.

The woman's body has been taken to the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office in Rochester for an autopsy. Her identity has not yet been released.

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