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UPDATE: Woman found dead in Baraboo River identified

Baraboo (WKOW) -- from Sauk Co. Sheriff (UPDATE 11/20 9:15am):  Thursday morning, the Sauk County Sheriff's Office released the identity of the woman found dead in the Baraboo River on Wednesday.

  According to the coronor, the woman is 21-year-old Iana Sheremeta of Baraboo.

  The coronor's report also indicates that Sheremeta was an immigrant from Ukraine.

  The sheriff's office is still investigating the accident.


BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman from Ukraine who was living and working in the Sauk County area was found dead Wednesday in her submerged car in the Baraboo River.

  Officials said a man who lived with the woman told authorities she left home Tuesday morning to go shopping in Baraboo and never returned.

  After finding tire skids along a highway in the town of Fairfield, he notified authorities there might have been an accident.

  Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chip Meister said skid marks indicated the woman's car left the road and she overcorrected, sending the vehicle across the road, through some woods and into the river.

  Divers found the body.

  Coroner Betty Hinze said the woman was from Ukraine and was staying and working in the area.

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