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Iowa State student found dead identified as Minnesota woman

Olivia Chutich with her dog, Winston.
Chutich family
Olivia Chutich with her dog, Winston.

(FOX 47) — The woman found dead near the Iowa State Campus in Ames is identified as 21-year-old Olivia Chutich according to a statement from the family Friday evening.

She was found unconscious Friday morning and later pronounced dead at the scene.

She’s the daughter of Allina Health CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler and Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm that Olivia Chutich, our beloved daughter, died in Ames, Iowa. Olivia was the light of our lives. We ask for privacy as we grieve this unimaginable loss. Thank you.”

Family statement

The investigation into what happened is ongoing.

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