Police Seek Help Finding Woman Whose Rental Car was Found Submerged in Lake
Authorities in Wisconsin and Minnesota are asking the public to report any information they have on the disappearance of a missing Burnett County, Wisconsin woman.
Ashley Miller-Carlson, 33, was last seen on September 23 near Hinckley, Minnesota. The rental car she was driving was found partially submerged in a Pine County lake the next day with her belongings still inside.
Pine County Sheriff’s Office announced they are working with several agencies to locate Miller-Carlson, including the FBI. In listing the number of ways in which authorities have attempted to find the missing woman, the post said that they have executed 32 search warrants, 15 ground searches, at least seven drone searches and two searches of Grace Lake, where Miller-Carlson’s vehicle was found.
Police are asking anyone near Pine County, Minnesota to be on the lookout for anything that may help them locate Miller-Carlson. They are also asking hunters to be aware of search groups on public lands during this fall’s hunting season and to use caution since there will be more people in those areas.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact either the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380, the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office at 715-349-2121 or anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Pine County and Burnett County say that there are details about the case not being released to the public “to ensure the integrity of the case is not compromised.”
Miller-Carlson’s family has posted a $20,000 award for her return, according to KBJR-TV.
Miller-Carlson is described as 5′9″ and 217 pounds with brown or auburn hair with purple highlights and hazel eyes. It is not known what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance or where or how she was traveling. She also does not have any personal belongings. Authorities don’t believe Miller-Carlson had a cellphone at the time of her disappearance. The original missing persons report was sent out on Sept. 27.