NEW INFORMATION: Body of missing woman found in Chippewa Co.

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

PRESS RELEASE FROM CHIPPEWA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:
This is an update to cancel the missing person report of Courtney M. Hagel sent Friday 08/23/2013.

Shortly after 5PM this date, Sunday 08/25/2013 Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area CTH X near the Cenex Gas Station in the Town of Lafayette on report of someone finding a person in a wooded area believed deceased. Deputies were lead to a row of pine trees north of CTH X along the railroad tracks where the body was located.
The body was identified as that of the missing person Courtney M. Hagel.

No foul play is suspected and the community is not at risk.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. The matter remains under investigation.

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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) - Deputies are looking for your help in the search for a missing woman.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office is trying to find Courtney M. Hagel, 33, of the Town of Lafayette. Her friends told deputies she was upset and threatened to hurt herself when she left a home on County Road X Tuesday night. She reportedly left on foot. There's no word on which way she went. Investigators say she left her cell phone and other personal items behind.

Hagel has family in the Bloomer area, but spends most of her time in the Twin Cities. If you have any information, you're asked to call the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office at (715) 726-7701.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (CHIPPEWA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) - On Tuesday August 20, 2013 the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office started an investigation into a missing person from the Town of Lafayette.

Friends of Courtney M. Hagel age 33 reported she was upset and threaten to harm herself when she left a residence on CTH X in the Town of Lafayette Tuesday night about 8:00PM. It was reported Ms. Hagel left on foot in an unknown direction leaving her cell phone and other personal items behind.

Ms. Hagel is described as a white female age 33, height 5’-10”, weight 110#, Brown eyes, black hair but may be lighter and colored with blond tint, wearing short with a green tank top and sweatshirt.
Ms. Hagel has family in the Bloomer area however spends most of her time in the St Paul MPLS. Area. Attempts by family and friends to contact her via social media and other sources has been without success.

Anyone having contact or knowing the whereabouts of Ms. Hagel are asked to contact the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.


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