The body of a 24-year-old Stillwater woman, missing since last week, was identified Sunday as the person found a day earlier in the St. Croix River north of Stillwater.

The identification of Abbey Russell was released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, which reiterated that foul play is not suspected.

A person who was fishing on the river a few miles north of the city found the body floating in the water about 4 p.m.

Russell, who disappeared April 24, was originally from Wisconsin and recently had moved to Stillwater from Florida. She had been working as a server at Pub 112 in downtown Stillwater for two weeks before she was reported missing.

The official medical examiner's report has yet to be released because toxicology results are pending.

A request from authorities to boat owners to check their vessels and surrounding property helped lead to the discovery Friday of a bottle of Mouton Cadet, the brand of a Bordeaux wine that Russell was believed to have been carrying that night.

Paul Walsh