Woman found in Minnetonka street was intoxicated, died from hypothermia

The 59-year-old's cause of death has been confirmed by authorities.
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A woman who was found dead in a Minnetonka street last month died from hypothermia.

That's the ruling of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, which also said that "acute alcohol intoxication" was a contributing factor in the death of Lisa Dummer.

Dummer, 59, of Minnetonka, was found outside 11901 Pioneer Road by a passing motorist at 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6.

Overnight temperatures dipped as low as 1F that night, according to Accuweather.

The medical examiner ruled Dummer's death as accidental.

Dummer, survived by her husband of 36 years, Jim, was a popular member of the community in nearby Hopkins. 

A fundraiser was launched in the wake of the death to donate a city park bench in her name.

"So many of our lives were touched by her friendship and will miss her beautiful smiling face in our lives," the GoFundMe said.

Her obituary states she was a graduate of Eisenhower High School and worked as a bingo caller at Mystic Lake Casino.

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