Rosemount Police Monday night requested the dental records of missing University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk following the discovery of a body in a roadside ditch near Lonsdale, the Star Tribune reports.
The location of the body is about 30 minutes from where Schunk was last seen.
The latest development in the case came two days after police told Schunk's parents that their daughter was likely dead. Police later disclosed that Schunk's bloodied jacket was found with 18 to 20 puncture marks, suggesting evidence of stabbing wounds.
Despite the news, family members and friends have continued searching for the woman.
Schunk, 20, went missing Sept. 22 after apparently leaving Nina's Grill in Burnsville, where she was seen with her ex-boyfriend, Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, and the man's current girlfriend, Ashley Marie Conrade.
Chavez-Nelson, 31, has been charged in the shooting death of Palagor Obang Jobi, 23, outside the bar. Conrade, 24, has been charged with aiding an offender.
Schunk reportedly had met with Chavez-Nelson earlier in the evening in an apparent attempt to get back money she had loaned to him.
Anarae Schunk's brother, Tyson Schunk, told the Star Tribune that police had contacted the family about 9 p.m. Monday after the body was located in Lonsdale.
The Lonsdale Area News Review reports that a Rice County employee discovered the body while mowing the ditch.
The records were provided so the coroner can “rule it out or quickly identify” whether the body is Anarae Schunk, her brother said. Police have given the family no indication whether the body is possibly that of Schunk.