Wisconsin Woman, 21, Found Frozen to Death After Leaving Party in Shorts

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Authorities have identified a 21-year-old Wisconsin woman who was found frozen to death on Sunday near a Milwaukee home where witnesses said she had gotten drunk at a party.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as Elizabeth Luebke of Oshkosh, KTLA sister station WITI in Milwaukee reported.

Officials say Luebke was found frozen in front of a home several blocks from the site of the party.

Elizabeth Luebke
A friend shared this photo of Elizabeth Luebke with WITI.

According to the medical examiner's report, Luebke "was reportedly in the area for a concert, and following the concert, a house party near the location from where she was found."

The report indicates the woman "was not dressed for the elements and noted to be frozen."

The report also says a surveillance camera in the neighborhood "noted the decedent to collapse" just before 4:30 a.m. at the address where she was found.

She appeared to have stopped making any movements about 7 a.m., the video showed, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Luebke was found by a passer-by around 9:00 a.m.

The medical examiner's report indicates the temperature around the time 911 was called was "recorded as -5.8 degrees F with the wind chill recorded as -27.5 degrees F."

A friend of Luebke told WITI she was a sweet woman who went by the name of Lana Kane. She was at his home with friends from Oshkosh before she died.

"When she got here, she was really, really drunk and she got mad at her other friend and she stormed out," the man told WITI.

When Luebke didn't return, the medical examiner's report indicates someone called Luebke's mom, who drove to Milwaukee and filed a missing person's report.

"She's a really nice person -- a really sweet person," the friend said of Luebke. "It's really sad. She's only 21."

The report indicates Luebke had a history of binge drinking, but friends said she most recently had been sober for several weeks.

Police say no one should go out amid sub-zero, double-digit wind chills alone.

"If you can stay in groups -- at least with somebody -- and that's just general personal safety," said Joel Dhein with the Glendale Police Department.

Luebke's body was found frozen just around the corner from the home where the party was taking place.

The medical examiner's report indicates Luebke was not dressed for the bitterly cold weather. She was wearing shorts, stockings and a tank top. A sweater was found on the ground near her body.

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