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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Final Autopsy Report Released in Clay County Homicide


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Wednesday, June 24, 2015
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern  (605) 773-3215 


Final Autopsy Report Released in Clay County Homicide

PIERRE – Attorney General Marty Jackley and Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe announced today that Alicia Hummel’s autopsy report has been completed and that her cause of death was due to drowning with contributing circumstances of an incised wound to the neck and blunt force injuries to the head. Toxicology reports were negative for any alcohol or controlled substances.

Law enforcement continues to seek the public’s assistance with information that may assist in this homicide investigation. Alicia Hummel, 29, Sioux City, Iowa, was found in the late afternoon on June 1st near the boat dock at Myron Grove, also known as the Highline Area of Clay County.  Authorities are asking for the public's help with information on any suspicious activity in this area on June 1, 2015.

Individuals with any information are asked to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 605-677-7100.