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Woman ID'd in New York Mills human remains case

The remains of a woman found in New York Mills have been identified. Pioneer Journal

Medical examiners have identified the human remains found in New York Mills on May 20 as those of 46-year-old Lynda Renae Meyer, according to a news release.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office positively identified Meyer on May 25. Her remains were discovered May 20 by someone walking through a section of woods between the BNSF railroad tracks and West Centennial 84 Drive in New York Mills.

Meyer was last seen July 23, 2016, when she walked away from a treatment facility in New York Mills. She was later reported as a missing person. At that time, Meyer was 46 years old and resided in Fergus Falls.

There is no foul play suspected in Meyer's death, according to a report from the New York Mills Police Department.

Michael Johnson

Johnson is a graduate of Verndale Public School. He earned his associate's degree from Central Lakes College with an emphasis in English and natural resources. He earned his bachelor's degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he graduated cum laude in 2008. While there, he double-majored in English and Print Journalism. He's reported for The Advocate, student newspaper of MSUM; The Barnesville Record Review in Barnesville, Minn.; Clay County Historical Society in Moorhead, Minn.; Gillette News Record in Gillette Wyo.; Underwood News in Underwood, N.D.; and The Leader-News in Washburn, N.D. and the Brainerd Dispatch in Brainerd, Minn. Johnson has worked as a reporter for the Pioneer Journal and Perham Focus since Nov. 2017.

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