Anarae Schunk's body found in ditch

Authorities have confirmed that Anarae Schunk's body was found around 4:30 p.m. yesterday in Lonsdale, about 35 miles south of where she was last seen alive on the evening of September 21.

According to numerous reports, after a body was found by Rice County workers mowing a ditch, authorities asked Schunk's family to turn over her dental records. The body's ID was confirmed today.

Schunk was a 20-year-old junior at the University of Minnesota. Her ex-boyfriend, 31-year-old Shavelle Chavez-Nelson, has been named a "person of interest" in her disappearance.

-- Background on Schunk's relationship with Chavez-Nelson
-- The violent circumstances of her mysterious disappearance
-- Investigators find Schunk's bloody jacket, conclude she's dead

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