Body found near Arvilla


Authorities in Grand Forks County say a body was found in a tree row on the edge of the City of Arvilla early Friday afternoon. According to Captain Joel Lloyd, the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office was searching the area of Arvilla, in an attempt to locate Erin Peterka, who had previously been reported missing.

At 12:30 p.m., a body of a female was found. A positive identification of the female has not been made, as of late Friday afternoon.

The body has been since transported to the University of North Dakota's Pathology Center.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Grand Forks County UAS Team, Turtle River State Park officials, UND Aerospace and the Grand Forks Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office at 701-780-8280.