PINE COUNTY, MN —The following is a press release from the Pine County Sheriff’s Office regarding the disappearance of Ashley Lynn Carlson.

Press Release

On 11-27-21 at about 0900 searchers with Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) Search and Rescue group located possible human remains In Ogema Township, on lands belonging to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The property is adjacent to the St. Croix State Forest. The area was being searched for Ashley Lynn Carlson who had been reported missing on 09-24-21.

Deputies from the Pine County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Mille Lacs Tribal Police responded and confirmed the remains were human. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Mobile Crime Scene Team responded and assisted in processing the scene. The body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the remains to be Ashley Carlson.

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in the investigation of Ashley’s disappearance.

No further information will be released at this time.

- Per Pine County Sheriff’s Office


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