Wisconsin gymnast found dead in restaurant dumbwaiter

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A popular college gymnast in Wisconsin was found dead at the bottom of a restaurant service elevator.

Brooke Baures was a senior at Winona State University, and two-time athlete of the week in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Monday evening, police in fountain city found Brooke’s body in a 3-by-3-foot dumbwaiter at the ‘Wing Dam Saloon and Grill,’ where she worked part-time.

Investigators found no sign of foul play they say Brooke’s death appears to be a freak accident.


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