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Authorities: Missing Mankato Woman Spotted In Eagle Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A missing 30-year-old Mankato woman has been spotted in Eagle Lake, according to Mankato officials.

In an update Tuesday, Mankato Public Safety officials said missing person Nyawuor James Chuol was captured in surveillance video from a Casey's gas station along Highway 14, which is within 10 miles east of Mankato. Investigators say the woman took a cab or rideshare to the store.

Missing Mankato Woman - Nyawuor James Chuol
(credit: Mankato Public Safety)

The images were taken at 8:45 p.m. on April 25, which is nearly two hours after Chuol's family reported last seeing her.

Chuol is described as 5-foot-9 and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue jacket, black leggings and brown boots.

Missing Mankato Woman - Nyawuor James Chuol
(credit: Mankato Public Safety)

Investigators say Chuol has had no contact with family, and her phone appears to be turned off. No foul play is suspected in this case.

Ground searches for her continued Tuesday, including the use of a drone and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Mankato Public Safety at 507-387-8744.


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