Minneapolis woman’s body found under tarp in Olmsted County

Law enforcement is investigating the death of a Minneapolis woman after her body was found Friday night in rural Olmsted County.

According to Hubbard Broadcasting sister station KAAL-TV, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 28-year-old Tia Mercedes Arleth was found under a tarp just before 6 p.m. near County Road 2 and 70th Avenue Northeast in Haverhill Township. A person mowing tall grass found her body and called police.

Officials say Arleth’s body was in an advanced stage of decomposition and her death is considered suspicious.

According to the sheriff’s office, Arleth has a Minneapolis address but also used to live in Rochester and has significant ties to the city. She was last seen around Rochester on May 30 and had been reported missing by her mother on June 12.

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information about Arleth or her death to call 507-328-6750.