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Reward being offered to help find woman who went missing 2 years ago

It's been more than two years since a former rural Crosby woman went missing and the family has now put up a $1,000 reward for her return.

Dawn Carlson was last seen on Oct. 2, 2013 in Karlstad. Carlson lived in rural Crosby for 15 years and then moved to Lake Bronson years ago. In 2013, authorities said Carlson was driving a 2001 Black Mercury Sable LS Premium four-door sedan with a dent on the passenger door. Her last known destination was thought to be Brainerd or Badger.

Lynette Taylor of rural Crosby, who is Carlson's first cousin, said Wednesday that Carlson and the vehicle have not been found and the family has hired a private investigator. Taylor said she has worked on trying to find Carlson since she went missing.

"The family is looking to the community for help," Taylor said. "We have no closure and we are having a hard time not knowing what happened to her."

Taylor said the $1,000 cash reward is being offered to anyone with information leading up to finding Carlson. Anyone with information on Carlson's whereabouts is asked to call the Kittson County Sheriff's Office at 218-843-3535.

Carlson has green eyes, sandy hair, is 5'6" and is 220 pounds.

"Dawn was single and she left her five dogs at her house and she would never leave them there by themselves, unless she was planning on coming back," Taylor said. "She never came back."