Pictutred (sic) here when she won the competition in 2002. A heavily-redacted police report indicates the Miss Edwards was found dead, a sergeant was notified, and the medical examiner took custody of the body.
Investigators are waiting for the medical examiner to determine what the cause of Samantha M. Edwards' death was.
Edwards, 37, who was known as 'Sami' by her friends, was crowned Miss North Dakota USA in 2003.
A heavily-redacted police report indicates the woman was found dead, a sergeant was notified, and the medical examiner took custody of the body. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation.
On her Facebook page, Edwards said she had studied at the University of North Dakota and the Aveda Institute, Minneapolis.
The Miss USA Facebook page shared a message on Facebook, saying they're 'saddened' to hear about the death of 'one of the most vibrant, energetic, and full-loving titleholders' they've had.
'A conversation with her could either leave you full of adrenaline or utterly exhausted. She was a spitfire and with Sami you never knew what she'd throw your way -- but you ALWAYS knew she would be there for you. She was awesome like that,' wrote Jessica Dereschuk on a GoFundMe page set up to cover funeral expenses.
Former Miss North Dakota, 37, is found dead in her Minneapolis home
Medical Examiner's Office confirmed it is investigating the cause of death for Samantha Edwards
Edwards, originally from Fargo, was crowned Miss North Dakota in 2002
By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 20:24 EST, 15 June 2016 | UPDATED: 06:49 EST, 16 June 2016