Alcohol may have played role in death of woman found outside home

CREATED Mar 17, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A deadly combination of cold weather and alcohol could have played a part in the deaths of two people in our area.

Officers say Chris Leutenegger was found outside her south side home Sunday morning by her mother. She was unresponsive and cold to the touch.
 
Friends say they last saw the 53-year-old woman a bar Saturday night celebrating St. Patrick's Day.
 
Her friend and neighbor Ed Krug tells TODAY'S TMJ4 the neighborhood is stunned.
 
"They found her outside, I don't know what happened to her, if she fell down." Krug said.
 
In a separate incident in New Berlin, police there said they are investigating a similar death.
 
They wouldn't go into detail, but said an autopsy is currently underway to determine a cause of death.