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Missing Iowa woman found dead in river near Hamilton


The Hancock County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the body pulled from the Mississippi River Wednesday was that of a missing Henry County, Iowa woman.


Teresa Bruegge was reported missing Feb. 15 by the Henry County Sheriff's Office. A conservation officer found a silver 1992 Dodge Grand Caravan parked at the end of the boat ramp at Faulkners Access near Oakland Mills.


The body was found floating in the river shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday about 3 ½ miles north of Hamilton. A resident spotted the woman.


An autopsy was performed Thursday. The cause of death was ruled a drowning, Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger and the Henry County Sheriff's Office.


Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to contact the Hancock County Sheriff's Office at 217-357-2115.


The case remains under investigation.

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