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More than two weeks after Kelly Marie Lund was found dead in a tent outside of a Menahga home, the investigation into what killed the Detroit Lakes woman continues.

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"At this point it's a waiting game," Menahga Police Chief Scott Koennicke said Friday. "Really, that's about it."

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy, but an official there said Friday toxicology tests won't be complete for another two to eight weeks.

Lund, 32, returned to her hometown for the Midsummer Festival and was staying in a tent with her boyfriend, Robert Mieseler, on her brother's lawn. The family found Lund's body in the tent the morning of Saturday, July 12.

Her funeral was held July 21 at First English Lutheran Church in Menahga.

Some of Lund's family members have said they believe she died as a result of foul play. Meanwhile, authorities have repeatedly encouraged the public to avoid jumping to conclusions.

"We understand people want answers as fast as possible but unlike television, situations like this take time," Koennicke said in a prepared statement a few days after the death. "Our agencies are working together in a systematic and thorough manner because we don't get second chances. Like usual, rumors started to take over but accurate information is gonna be provided and released whenever possible. We're just asking friends, the family and the community to keep an open mind and remain patient as difficult as that may be."

The Wadena County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting the Menahga Police Department with the investigation.

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