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Body found in Mississippi is Sen. Klobuchar’s step-sister

The step-sister of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has drowned in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

The step-sister of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has drowned in the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

The body of Katharine Shannon Wilkes, 35, was found in the river Monday, but her name was not released until Wednesday.

Wilkes was the daughter of Susan Cornell Wilkes, who is married to Jim Klobuchar, former Star Tribune columnist and a MinnPost contributor.

Fox9 News reports that the family believes Katharine was swimming when she drowned.

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Susan Wilkes said her daughter was an actress and painter and was going to school for interior design.