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     February 14, 2019      #52-45 PB1 0
 
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Mille Lacs County Sheriff Don Lorge talks at a Minnesota Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Criminal Apprehension news conference regarding an update on a decades-old death investigation. Through a DNA match to family members, the BCA has identified the woman as Gloria Frieda Rieken, 18, of Min
Remains of missing Hayfield woman identified nearly 50 years later

By Emily Cutts
ecutts@postbulletin.com


ST. PAUL — For nearly five decades, Gloria Frieda Rieken's family didn't know where she had gone.

The 18-year-old Hayfield woman and University of Minnesota freshman was last seen early November 1970. She woke up, left her Minneapolis apartment to walk to class and was never heard from again.

“She went to college aspiring to do well, looking forward to her future and starting her own life. Then she was gone,” Rich Rieken says of his eldest sibling.

Now, she has been found. On Wednesday, law enforcement officials from around the state and three of her siblings announced that Gloria's remains have been ...

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“It’s good to have the answers," Rich Rieken said Wednesday at a Minnesota Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Criminal Apprehension news conference regarding an update on a decades-old death investigation of his missing sister. Through a DNA match to family members, the BCA has identified t
Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.