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Woman, suspect in Pine River man's death, released from custody

WALKER - A woman considered a "person of interest" in the death of a 27-year-old Pine River man has been released from custody.

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said the woman, who has not been named, was released pending further investigation into the death of Mark Andrew Huesman, but that she remains a person of interest in the case.

In addition, sheriff's officials have also identified a man, who is currently in custody in another jail on unrelated charges, as a person of interest.

Huesman's body was found in a shallow grave near Pine River. He was reported missing earlier in the week.

Burch said Huesman's death is suspicious and his body was sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.