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Police: Woman Found Dead in Wooded Area of St. Paul Died of Natural Causes

Updated: 06/25/2014 1:01 PM
Created: 06/25/2014 12:53 PM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

The woman whose body was discovered in a wooded area of St. Paul died of natural causes, St. Paul police announced Wednesday.

Rachel Nigusse was found around 9 p.m. Saturday in an area near Minnehaha Avenue. Police received a call about a possible dead baby in the area but instead arrived to find Nigusse’s body wrapped in a blanket.

Police are still investigating how she came to be in the area.

A 64-year-old man was arrested as a person of interest in connection to the death, but he has since been released pending further investigation.

The investigation is ongoing.


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