Remains found in rural North Dakota ID'd as missing Vadnais Heights woman

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The remains of a missing Vadnais Heights, Minnesota woman, Michelle Newell, have been found, according to the Cass County sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office received confirmation Wednesday from the University of North Dakota forensic pathologist that the remains found during a search on Dec. 2 in rural Cass County were Newell’s. The 45-year-old had not been seen since Aug. 30.

Timothy Barr, 51, of St. Paul has been charged with manslaughter and duty in accident involving death or injury in connection with Newell's death. He is currently being held at the Cass County Jail.

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