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AG: Autopsy shows woman whose body was found in river suffered blunt force trauma to the head


VERMILLION, South Dakota — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the woman whose body was found in the Missouri River in southeastern South Dakota suffered blunt force trauma to the head.

Jackley on Tuesday said autopsy findings also indicate that 29-year-old Alicia Hummel, of Sioux City, Iowa, also had incision wounds to the neck. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Hummel was found dead June 1 in Vermillion near the Myron Grove boat launch, which also is known as the Highline Area in Clay County.

Clay County authorities have said they are looking at social media for any clues and are seeking information from anyone who may have seen anything unusual in the area.

Individuals with any information are asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 605-677-7100.

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