Body found in Isanti County believed to be missing woman
ISANTI, Minn. (FOX 9) - A body found on an Isanti County property is believed to be missing 32-year-old Isanti resident Amanda Jo Vangrinsven, according to the sheriff's office. The BCA has since canceled the missing person alert.
Tuesday evening, investigators executed a search warrant in the 300 block of 261st Avenue Northwest in Athens Township. During the search, officials found a deceased woman on the property. While the medical examiner will be making the formal identification, officials believe the woman is Vangrinsven.
Vangrinsven was last seen on Aug. 5. According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, she left the Isanti VFW with a person to go to the Dugout Bar in Bethel. Authorities were told Vangrinsven was later driven back to the area near the Isanti VFW. Vangrinsven did not show up for work the next day and her car was found still parked at the VFW.
Search efforts for Vangrinsven have been underway for the past several days. Volunteers have searched areas surrounding Isanti while on horseback, ATVs and on foot.
The case remains under investigation. The medical examiner's office will determine the manner and cause of death.
No one is in custody at this time.
The spouse of the man last seen with Vangrinsven released the following statement to FOX 9:
"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to Amanda‘s family and friends. The individual who she was last seen with is no longer in the community and is being held in a locked mental health facility. I am actively cooperating and will continue to cooperate with all law-enforcement agencies. I please request privacy for my family and myself."