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Body found in Redwood County identified as Jeanine Jackson, missing 81-year-old

WCCO digital headlines: Morning of Oct. 7, 2023
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REDWOOD COUNTY, Minn. -- Authorities in southwestern say the body of a missing 81-year-old woman with memory issues has been found after weeks of searching.

The Redwood County Sheriff's Office says someone contacted the office regarding the discovery of a dead person on Friday afternoon in Charleston Township, along the Cottonwood River.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the deceased woman as Jeanine Jackson, of Sanborn.

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Jackson had been missing since Sept. 20, when she was last seen with her dog on her morning walk.

A week after her disappearance, authorities found her dog, a black and tan Chihuahua, alive, on a gravel road southwest of Sanborn.

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