A body was found Thursday in the Mississippi River.
Authorities believe it is likely that of a Grafton woman who has been missing since the day after Christmas.
Heather Bardsley, 42, has been missing since Dec. 26 and it was believed that she was swept away by flood waters.
An autopsy was scheduled for Friday in effort to positively identify the body which police said was discovered by a fisherman on the river.
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