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10 years since Polk County woman vanished; press conference scheduled for Friday

Polk County (WQOW) – Wednesday marked 10 years since a Polk County woman went missing, seemingly without a trace.

Police say then-21-year-old Rose Bly from Saint Croix Falls failed to meet a friend at a bar in August of 2009.

A week later, her car showed up in Grantsburg but with no keys and no sign of a struggle.

There were few clues for investigators to work with.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted more than 150 interviews and investigated 200 leads but still do not know what happened to Bly.

Her case has been on the FBI’s missing persons website since 2009.

Friday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference on the cold case and will share age-enhanced photos of Bly as well as a video.

News 18 will have you covered on Friday on air and here on

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer.

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