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Anoka County Sheriff: Woman Found in Fridley Died of Exposure

Updated: 03/05/2014 7:40 AM
Created: 03/03/2014 2:03 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Authorities are ruling the death of woman found lying next to the dumpster in Fridley on Monday an accident.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, preliminary autopsy results indicted 36-year-old Lesean Taylor, of St. Paul, more than likely died from exposure to the cold. Officials are still waiting on results of a toxicology report.

Taylor's body was found on the 900 block of Hillwind Drive near the intersection of County Road 65 and Interstate 694 around 10 a.m. She was shirtless when her body was found.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, there were no obvious signs of injury to the woman.

The case is still being investigated by the Fridley Police Department, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office and the Anoka County Medical Examiner's Office.

The body was discovered at 914 Hillwind Drive near the intersection of County Road 65 and Interstate 694.
Photo: KSTP/Jim O'Connell

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