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Missing Beltrami Co. Woman Found Dead

The body of 26-year-old Chelsea Ari Anita Batchelder was found near Bemidji on Friday. The body of 26-year-old Chelsea Ari Anita Batchelder was found near Bemidji on Friday. |  Photo: Bemidji Police

June 30, 2017 12:28 PM

Authorities have located the body of a Beltrami County woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks.

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The sheriff's office located the body of 26-year-old Chelsea Batchelder in Bemidji Township, southeast of the City of Bemidji, on Friday morning. A family member reported Batchelder missing from a nearby residence on June 19, and investigators determined that she was last seen walking north on Little Norway Avenue SE around 8 p.m. that night.

The body is being transferred to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Sheriff Phil Hodapp asked anyone with information on the death to call the sheriff's office's investigative division at 218-333-9111.


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