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Portage la Prairie woman dies after being found in snowbank

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A 20-year-old woman has died after being found frozen in a Portage la Prairie snowbank.

The woman was found Sunday at 8 a.m. beside the Portage la Prairie Recycling Dept, RCMP said in a news release. The woman was treated with CPR and transported to Portage General Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Police originally said the victim was from Poplar Bay, Manitoba, but sent out a correction Monday afternoon stating she lived on the street Poplar Bay in Portage la Prairie.

Her name was not released.

Foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is scheduled in Winnipeg to confirm cause of death.

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Updated on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 2:56 PM CST: corrects victim's hometown

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