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Published October 14, 2009, 03:21 PM

Body of Gina Anderson Found in Red Lake River

Searchers found her car this afternoon just 5 minutes from her home. Her body was found inside.

Authorities have confirmed that the body of missing Gina Lynn Anderson has been found in her vehicle in the Red Lake River in Thief River Falls.

The vehicle was found in the water at about 1:00 pm near 1st Street East and Sherwood Avenue.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension told Anderson's family that Gina's body was found in the car. The BCA's portable crime lab opened the vehicle and found the body. The family member says the windows were up on the vehicle and it was full of water. The body will be sent to the state crime lab for a positive identification.

Anderson went missing nearly a year ago. Some construction workers saw her leave her home the morning of October 23, 2008.

Many searches of the area have been conducted over the last year. Just this week, the level of the Red Lake River was lowered to help with the search.

WDAZ has a reporter on the scene and we'll have the story tonight on WDAZ News.