Brief update that the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office expanded the search area north of Eagle Lake today and did not locate Nyawuor Chuol or anything of interest.  The MN State Patrol helicopter assisted by searching wetland and slough areas from the air while Sheriff’s Office personnel and members of the Eagle Lake Fire Department conducted an extensive ground search of wooded areas.  Additional searches are planned for tomorrow and an update will be provided again by the end of the day.


“We remain optimistic for a positive outcome and our thoughts are with Nyawuor and her family.”