Authorities are treating the death of a Lonsdale woman as suspicious, but are not releasing much information at this time.  Lonsdale Police Chief Jason Schmitz issued a news release that simply confirmed an adult female was found lying in an open lot in the area of the 200 block of Delaware Street SE near downtown Lonsdale.  Chief Schmitz noted the woman was discovered by a motorist passing by who dialed 911.  A Lonsdale officer was then dispatched to the area And confirmed the woman was deceased.  No identity has been released.  Sheriff Schmitz states in his news release the a Lonsdale Police are being assisted in the investigation by the Rice County sheriff's Office and Faribault Police Department. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has also been called in to help.  The Lonsdale Police Chief emphasizes in his release , " This incident does not pose any threat to the public or community."  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lonsdale Police Department at 507-334-4391. residents of Lonsdale have told KDHL the woman was a local resident.  As soon as more official information is released we'll pass it along.

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