On Tuesday morning, the body of Miss USA 2003 contestant Samantha Edwards was found inside her house in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reports that authorities were called around 8:30 a.m. EST to a house in the 1700 block of Upton Avenue N., where they found the brunette beauty's body.
Unfortunately, the cause of death is unknown at this time as investigators wait for the Hennepin County medical examiner's report on the tragedy.
One of Samantha's friends, Jessica Dereschuk, has already set up a GoFundMe page — with the contestant's sister's permission — to help pay for funeral expenses and to take care of Edward's dachshund, Peanut. Awww…
Jessica, who affectionately refers to her late friend as "Sami", remembers her fondly, saying: