Burnsville police notified the family of Anarae Schunk, the missing University of Minnesota student, that recently recovered evidence indicate that she may have been a victim of homicide.
Police have not found the 20-year-old student and continue to look for her, according to a Burnsville Police Department news release.
Schunk was last seen at the location of the fatal shooting of Palagor Obang Jobi. Two Dakota County residents have been charged in the investigation: Anthony Nelson (Schunk's ex-boyfriend) and his current girlfriend, Ashley Conrade.
Schunk returned to Conrade's home in Rosemount with Conrade and Nelson after the shooting, Conrade told police. However, neither Conrade, Nelson or others that police questioned have provided any information about Schunk's whereabouts, according to the release.
Police have collected evidence as they have conducted searches in various locations: The investigation is ongoing, according to the release:
Details concerning the evidence recovered in this case are not being made public at this time. Searches continue in connection with our efforts to locate Anarae Schunk. No further public comments concerning this case will be made at this time.
Police continue to ask anyone with information to call the Tip Line at 952-895-4636.
Original story: Saturday, 12:26 p.m.
Police notified the family of Anarae Schunk that she has died, the family reported on the Please Help Find Anarae Schunk Facebook page.
The message on Facebook reports the following:
Late last night Police confirmed the worst, Anarae is no longer with us. We will leave the page up as a tribute to all the wonderful people who loved and cared for Anarae and all that she stands for. Thank you for your support throughout. Official details to be released by the PD shortly.
The University of Minnesota student was reported missing on Monday, Sept. 23 after her family had not seen her since Saturday, Sept. 21.
She was last seen on surveillance video at Nina's Grill in Burnsville with Anthony Nelson, who was recently charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Palagor Obang Jobi, which occurred in the parking lot of Nina's Grill that same night.
A $5,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the student.
Patch will update this story when more details become available.
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