Investigation into Cause of White Earth Woman's Death Ongoing

Investigation into Cause of White Earth Woman's Death Ongoing Click to Enlarge

WHITE EARTH (KDLM) - The White Earth Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are working to determine how a 32 year-old woman on the White Earth Indian Reservation died.

Beth Hill of Naytahwaush was found dead on August 5 inside a bedroom of a rural home in Mahnomen County where she was staying according to a media release.

In an interview with iNewzTV her mother, Betty Oppegard said she was found in the driveway with a rope around her neck, "She was found here in this driveway with a rope around her neck, my daughters went to dress her after her autopsy and they said she had bruises between her legs, a cut on her back, rope burns on her neck, bruises and people are making a rumor that it was a suicide, but obviously it was a murder."

Investigators, however said a preliminary autopsy report found no signs of physical trauma.

Investigators are now waiting for toxicology results from the University of North Dakota Forensic Pathology Center.

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