Authorities have identified a woman whose body was discovered in woods south of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.
She is Reidun M. Henrickson, 34, who has no permanent address, the Hennepin County medical examiner disclosed Wednesday.
Details on circumstances of Henrickson’s death and when she died are still pending, the medical examiner said.
Pierre LaGrandeur, Henrickson’s stepfather, said Wednesday afternoon that he last spoke with her on Oct. 11, but he declined to say much else about her.
LaGrandeur, who lives in West St. Paul, said the family had filed a missing person’s report with St. Paul police once they lost contact with her.
St. Paul police spokesman Steve Linders said Henrickson’s mother contacted his department on Nov. 11 and said that she hadn’t heard from her daughter for a month.
“She … wanted to make sure there’s a note in the system in case something happens,” Linders said.
Henrickson over the years had lived in Duluth, West St. Paul and Eau Claire, Wis., LaGrandeur said. He added that the family would have more to say about her in an obituary that is being compiled.
Henrickson’s Facebook page shows that she attended Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights and then the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
A man walking his dog late Sunday morning in Solomon Park came across the partly buried body.
Investigators with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minneapolis Police Department needed roughly 12 hours to remove the remains and collect other evidence from the scene, located just north of Hwy. 62 and west of Cedar Avenue S., close to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Police spokeswoman Catherine Michal said the remains “were all contained in one area” and partly covered with more than just any leaves, debris or branches that could have fallen.
Police are urging anyone with information about Henrickson to contact them at 612-692-8477 or by text to 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. Texts are assigned a number, allowing the source of the information to remain anonymous.