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Associated Press report, Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent, Published March 28 2013

Teen found dead in yard in Wisconsin had been drinking

CHILTON, Wis. — Authorities in eastern Wisconsin say a teen who was found dead in a backyard last month had been drinking and died from exposure to cold.

An Appleton Post-Crescent report says the Calumet County medical examiner ruled the death of 18-year-old Monica Batts accidental.

Batts left a New Holstein, Wis., home on Feb. 11 about 4 a.m. She crossed a snow-covered field and hopped over a small fence into the backyard of a home. She apparently tried to get inside the home but wasn't able to.

An autopsy concluded that she died of hypothermia. Toxicology tests show she had an elevated blood-alcohol level.