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Woman found dead in pond in Steele County

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OWATONNA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was found floating face down in a private pond in Steele County in southern Minnesota.

Steele County Sheriff Gary Ringhofer says the body of 59-year-old Susan Frette of rural Steele County was recovered about 4 p.m. Sunday in Aurora Township.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.


Ringhofer says Frette was fishing at the time of the incident and was not wearing a life preserver. Foul play is not suspected, and an autopsy will determine the cause of death.

The woman’s boat was found about 50 feet from where her body was recovered.


Information from: KAAL-TV,

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