Woman’s body found in the South Skunk River

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OSKALOOSA–Investigators are looking for leads, after a woman’s body was found in the South Skunk River.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office discovered the body before 3 p.m. Tuesday near the Glendale Access.

An investigation is underway into the victim’s death, whose identity is not yet known.

Officials say they’re aware that Monday morning, 24 year-old Ashley Shafer was reported missing to the Oskaloosa Police Department. An investigation into Shafer’s disappearance and current location are part of an active missing person investigation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Shafer or with information on the body found in the South Skunk River is asked to call the Mahaska County Communications Center at (641) 672-2557.

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