Posted: Apr 30, 2013 4:07 PM by KXLF
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 4:25 PM
BUTTE - The Butte-Silver Bow coroner has released the name of the woman that died by suffocating in a trash bin.
Laura Thormahlen, 48, of Butte was found dead in a tall, green trash bin behind BSW Thrift Store.
Thormahlen had a habit of searching trash bins.
Detectives determined she was standing on a loading dock behind the store when she fell in. She died of positional asphyxia-meaning she could not breathe due to the position of her body.
Authorities responded around 9 a.m. Sunday.
Another citizen that also searches trash bins discovered her body and called 911.