Authorities are reporting a woman who may have been trying to reach Canada was found dead in northwestern Minnesota.
Kittson County Chief Deputy Matt Vig tells WDAZ-TV that the woman, 57-year-old Mavis Otuteye (oh-TOO’-tee-ay), is believed to be a citizen of Ghana. Her body was found Friday in a field a half-mile from the Canadian border near the tiny town of Noyes.
She was reported missing a day earlier. Vig says they believe she was headed to Canada on foot to try to reunite with her daughter. Otuteye had been living in Delaware for the past several years.
There is very good possibility she died of hypothermia. Temperatures were in the 40s that night, and part of her body was in a shallow pool of water in a ditch.