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UPDATE: Name of woman found dead in semi-truck releasedSubmitted: 11/22/2013

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
afox@wjfw.com


TOWN OF FRANZEN - UPDATE:

43-year-old Cynthia Lozier of Galloway, Wisconsin was found dead in the Town of Franzen Thursday morning according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

Police got a call around at 3:41 a.m. that a woman was dead in a semi-truck.

Marathon County Investigators and the state of Wisconsin Crime Laboratory are investigating how and where she died.

They performed an autopsy on the woman Friday. They are waiting for a toxicology report.

Police say so far, there doesn't seem to be any foul play.

Both departments are still investigating.

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A 43-year-old woman was found dead in a semi-truck in the town of Franzen, according to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

Police got a call around at 3:41 a.m. that a woman was dead in a semi-truck.

Marathon County Investigators and the state of Wisconsin Crime Laboratory are investigating how and where she died.

They'll do an autopsy on the woman Friday.

Police say so far, there doesn't seem to be any foul play.

Both departments are still investigating.





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