A gold ring with a red stone was found with the remains discovered this week along I-90 near Albert Lea, the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday morning. Officials are hoping details about that ring, plus a pair of shoes, will help identify the body.

The 10-karat gold ring, shaped like a class ring, features a large red stone. The shoes, made by the Mario De Gerard brand, "are in such poor condition that photos won't be useful," according to the sheriff's office.

The first phase of an autopsy, performed Wednesday, is complete. The cause of death has not been determined, a news release stated. The second, more detailed phase will be conducted soon.

From Tuesday's story:

There are no active missing person cases in Freeborn County. The sheriff's office is asking people with information to call 507-377-5205.