Woman dies in fall from dorm window

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Sep 9, 2013 at 4:35 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) A 19-year-old Minneapolis woman has died after falling out of a sixth-floor window at a University of Minnesota dormitory.

University police responded to Yudof Hall on the Minneapolis campus just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say Stephanie Lehr was trying to move from the window to a rooftop area when she fell. A screen had been removed from a window, which was not designed to be an exit.

University spokesman Chuck Tombarge says the fall appeared to be an accident and Lehr was not a student at the university.

Autopsy and toxicology test results are pending. Police say alcohol was found in the dorm room, but it's not clear if alcohol played a role.

The university is offering counseling for students.

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