Human remains found in New York Mills identified

Human remains found in New York Mills identified Click to Enlarge

The remains found in New York Mills on May 20th have been identified.

The remains found in a wooded area next to Lund Boats Company are Lynda Oelrich, according to a family representative.

Oelrich hadn't been seen by family members since late summer of 2016. A person walking along railroad tracks near the Lund Boat plant discovered the remains May 20. They were sent to the medical examiner's office in St. Paul.

New York Mills Police Chief James Grits says someone walking in the woods around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday May 20th and saw what appeared to be bones. With the bones were pink yoga pants, a light sweatshirt and shoes.

The remains were found in a heavily wooded area that sits between the railroad tracks and the busiest street in the community of 1,200, E Centennial 84 Drive. Vehicles line the street everyday just 30 yards from the scene of the remains.

New York Mills Police, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and state BCA investigated.

Law enforcement is expected to release more information this week.

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