A week-long search for the body of missing 24-year-old Abbey Russell came to a sad end Saturday when her body was discovered in the St. Croix River.
Russell had drinks with some friends after work on April 24. She went home around 8 p.m. because she was scheduled to work a double shift at Pub 112, a restaurant in downtown Stillwater, the next day.
Later that night, around midnight, Russell's roommate in their apartment just north of downtown Stillwater heard Russell's phone ring repeatedly. When the roommate walked into Russell's room to turn it off she discovered Russell was missing.
After an extensive search of the St. Croix riverfront her body was found on Saturday by someone who was fishing the river, according to the Star Tribune. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed the body was Russell's on Sunday.
The Washington County Sheriff is handling the investigation and it does not suspect foul play. It deferred to a statement sent out yesterday and is waiting for a toxicology report from the medical examiner.
We will update this story when more details become available.
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