Earthly body located and identified; Moriah Zwart, 20 - Le Sueur, MINNESOTA

Deputies searching for Moriah Zwart of Le Sueur found her body floating in the Minnesota River Wednesday afternoon, ending days of searching for her after a camping trip along a sand bar near Le Sueur.

The 20-year-old's body was found Wednesday afternoon (May 6) in the river's main channel, about 2½ miles downstream from the sandbar southwest of Le Sueur where she was last seen. A county medical examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of Zwart's death.

Zwart was last seen Friday morning (May 1) after an overnight camping trip on a sand bar. She and a friend had been drinking and the two became separated, according to Le Sueur County Sheriff Dave Tietz. The friend walked to Zwart's house. Sheriff's deputies and police were called and a search began.


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