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UPDATE: Autopsy Released In 23-Year-Old Woman's Death

Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 -- 5:09 p.m.

On Tuesday the La Crosse County Medical Examiner's Office released preliminary autopsy results for 23-year-old Neala Frye, the Evansville High School graduate and UW-La Crosse student found dead Sunday morning in Onalaska. The preliminary results show is appears she died from hypothermia, secondary to intoxication.
She had a blood-alcohol level .211. Additional toxicology results are pending.

Frye was last seen at a local pub Saturday night, where she and another woman were working a promotional event for a tanning and massage studio. When Frye failed to show up for work Sunday morning, friends and family began to search for her.

Onalaska Police Chief Jeff Trotnic says police don't suspect foul play but called in the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation for help.

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Posted Monday February 14, 2013 --- 8:30 a.m.

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) -- Western Wisconsin police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman found in a ditch.

Neala Frye was found Sunday night after a daylong search in Onalaska.

Police say they don't suspect foul play and alcohol and weather may have played a role. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student was last seen at a local pub Saturday night, where she and another woman were working a promotional event for a tanning and massage studio.

When Frye failed to show up for work Sunday morning, friends and family began to search for her.

Several of her credit cards were found near railroad tracks near the bar and Onalaska Police Chief Jeff Trotnic says her body was eventually found about 300 from the tracks.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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