'Laura's Law' Seeks To Increase Penalties For Moving BodiesTwo farmers discovered the body of Laura Schwendemann in a Douglas County cornfield last October, after a two-week search for the 18-year-old college student. That is when Douglas County Attorney Chad Larson says his legal odyssey began.
Starbuck Man Sentenced For Hiding Schwendemann's Body After OverdoseA Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday for hiding his friend's body in a cornfield after she died of a drug overdose last fall. Nickolas Ryan McArdell 21, pleaded guilty to one count of gross misdemeanor of interference of a dead body, according to the Douglas County Court Administration.
Douglas County Attorney: Missing Starbuck Woman Died Of Drug Overdose Human remains that were found near Alexandria in October have been confirmed to belong to the missing Starbuck woman Laura Schwendemann. The Medical Examiner confirmed that the remains belonged to the 18-year-old woman.
ME: Human Remains Are Missing College StudentThe Midwest Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Friday that the human remains found Monday in Douglas County belong to a missing Starbuck college student. Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, was last seen alive on the night of Oct. 14 at an Alexandria gas station.
Family, Investigators Believe Remains Found Are Missing 18-Year-OldAn autopsy is being done on human remains that were found in a farmer's field Monday afternoon. According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:31 p.m. a farmer discovered what was believed to be human remains while harvesting a field in Orange Township.
Investigators Zero In On Man Last Seen With Missing StudentSheriff's officials in west-central Minnesota say a man last seen with a college student who disappeared nearly two weeks ago is a person they're investigating in the case.
Police Release Details Of Missing Starbuck Woman InvestigationA teen from Starbuck is still missing, and police say she didn't leave voluntarily. Authorities are looking for a vehicle in connection with the case.