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Woman who died in Butte trash bin identified

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 30 2013 03:22:39 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 30 2013 03:51:50 PM MDT
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BUTTE, Mont. -

The Butte-Silver Bow County coroner's office has identified the woman who suffocated to death after falling into a large trash bin.
    
The coroner's office identified the woman as 48-year-old Lora Thormahlen of Butte.
    
Her body was found Sunday morning in a bin behind a thrift store.
    
Investigators have concluded Thormahlen died accidentally after falling into the bin and then becoming trapped by the heavy items inside.
    
The autopsy determined she died of accidental positional asphyxiation.