Body of Missing Woman Found in Mississippi River

HAGER CITY, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in western Wisconsin say the body of a missing mother has been found in her van submerged in the Mississippi River.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says 23-year-old Marya Christiansen has been missing since early Saturday when she left a friend's house in Red Wing, Minnesota. Her home is across the river in Hager City.

The sheriff's department's water patrol unit found the woman's van near the Trenton Island boat launch under a back channel bridge Wednesday. The Goodhue County Sheriff's dive and rescue team recovered Christiansen's body after pulling the vehicle from the water.

The mother of two was reported missing by her boyfriend on Saturday.

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