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UMD Student In Critical Condition After Overnight Exposure

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 7:44 am

WDIO reports that 19-year-old Alyssa Jo Lommel remains in critical condition at Region’s Hospital in St. Paul after Duluth police say she was found outside on her neighbor’s front stoop Saturday morning. She was unconscious and suffering from severe hypothermia.

The police report said when police got on scene, Lommel’s hands were three times their normal size and she was without mittens.

According to a recent post on her CaringBridge site, Lommel’s internal organs are functioning well, but the biggest challenge she’s facing now is overcoming a serious infection and restoring blood flow to her hands and feet.

According to the police report, Lommel was at a party with friends that night. Three male friends dropped her off around midnight at her home on Woodland Avenue. At around 9:30 a.m. a passerby found her laying on the front stoop of her neighbor’s house. The neighbors were not home at the time.

Police said alcohol was involved. The three men that dropped her off all stated in the report that they should she was buzzed, but not drunk.

Lommel had the keys to her house, said police, but the footprints appeared to only go to the wrong house.

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