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Sara Boettcher (Courtesy of The Statesman, Kewaskum, Wis.)

Somerset death linked to heart disorder

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Autopsy results indicate the death of an 18-year-old UW-River Falls student found unresponsive in a bathtub at a Somerset home early Sept. 14 was likely the result of a pre-existing heart condition.


Sarah M. Boettcher, a freshman from Kewaskum, was discovered, unconscious in the upstairs bathroom of a home at 461 Marlon’s Court at about 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. She’d spent the night there as a guest.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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