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Preliminary results show Akeley woman died of hypothermia

Preliminary autopsy results for the pregnant woman whose body was found Feb. 17 in the Chippewa National Forest showed hypothermia as the cause of death, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported.

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Preliminary autopsy results for the pregnant woman whose body was found Feb. 17 in the Chippewa National Forest showed hypothermia as the cause of death, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported.

Preliminary autopsy results for the pregnant woman whose body was found Feb. 17 in the Chippewa National Forest showed hypothermia as the cause of death, the Cass County Sheriff's Office reported.

The findings show, Kara Blevins, 27, Akeley, died of hypothermia due to cold weather exposure, Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said. Blevins' body was located in the wooded area of Shingobee Township in Cass County.

Blevins was reported missing Feb. 5. Extensive investigations, ground and air searches were done in the days following. She was last seen Feb. 2 at a home on Howard Lake Road.

Burch said the death investigation will continue while authorities wait for the toxicology reports.

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