Blue house, statue may hold key in missing person case
By Tara Bitzen/Forum News Service
Authorities in Douglas and Pope counties continue to search for a missing 18-year-old woman.
Laura Ann Schwendemann has been missing since Wednesday evening, October 14. According to authorities, Schwendemann was last seen at the Holiday Gas Station on 50th Avenue in Alexandria at approximately 9:29 p.m. on Wednesday.
She is from Starbuck and is a student at the University of Minnesota Morris, according to her Facebook page.
If she is seen, or if you have had recent contact with her, contact the Pope County Sheriff's Office at (320) 634-5411 or the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (320) 762-8151.
Hunters and farmers in the area are asked to call and report anything suspicious they see in the area. Investigators have placed a special interest on the townships of Holmes City and Solem in Douglas County and Nora and Ben Wade in Pope County.
Also, the sheriff's office is requesting the public’s help in locating a blue-colored residence with a statue approximately three feet tall near the end of the driveway. The statue is described as having blue clothing and a red hat.
This location is only being sought as a general area where Schwendemann may have been observed, according to authorities.
If this describes your residence or if you have information about this residence, call either the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at (320) 762-8151, or the Pope County Sheriff's Office at (320) 634-5411.