From the Pine County Sheriff's Office:
"On 11-27-21 at about 0900 searchers with Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) Search and
Rescue group located possible human remains In Ogema Township, on lands belonging
to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. The property is adjacent to the St. Croix State Forest.
The area was being searched for Ashley Lynn Carlson who had been reported missing on
Deputies from the Pine County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Mille Lacs Tribal
Police responded and confirmed the remains were human. The Minnesota Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension Mobile Crime Scene Team responded and assisted in processing
the scene. The body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in
The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the remains to be
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in the investigation of Ashley’s
disappearance. No further information will be released at this time."