Woman found dead on ice near St. Cloud identified

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says it has now identified the woman who was found dead on ice in the Harris Channel area near Watab Township late last month.

Authorities identified the woman Thursday morning as 44-year-old Hannah Hale, of Royalton.

Hale was found shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday, March 31.

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At the time, authorities said no foul play was suspected, however, the cause of death is still being determined.