BOWBELLS, N.D. — Burke County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered a recreational area near Flaxton.

Sheriff’s officials say 51-year-old Melissa Osterberg, of Tolley, was found dead in the water at the Northgate Dam Recreation Area Tuesday afternoon. The woman’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Bismarck for an autopsy.

The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation is assisting local authorities.

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