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SIOUX CITY | Funeral services have been set for a woman whose body was found in a remote area of Clay County, S.D., while the search for her killer moves toward a full week.

Authorities are awaiting an autopsy report on Alicia Hummel, 29, of Sioux City. Clay County Sheriff Andy Howe said Hummel's death is being treated as a homicide, but the cause of death won't be known until the report is complete.

"We are still getting calls. Those tips are getting pushed out to investigators as they come in," Howe said Friday.

Visitation for Hummel will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Christy-Smith Funeral Home, 1801 Morningside Ave., in Sioux City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Church of the Nativity, 4242 Natalia Way.

Hummel's body was found Monday at a boat dock at Myron Grove, also known as the Highline Area, where she had gone to fish. The remote area along the Missouri River is about seven miles west of Vermillion, S.D.

Hummel was on vacation from her job at Siouxland Family Center in Dakota City, where she taught Early Head Start classes. She is a 2004 graduate of East High School and later graduated from South Dakota State University.

Howe said his office is getting help from the Vermillion Police Department and South Dakota Department of Public Safety. The Minnehaha County, S.D., medical examiner is conducting the autopsy, and Howe said he expects to receive the results early next week.

"I appreciate his service, and we are just not rushing him," Howe said.

The sheriff has talked with Hummel's family members and said they haven't expressed any complaints about the speed of the investigation.

"They know we are giving 100 percent," Howe said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Clay County Sheriff's Office at 605-677-7100.

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