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Officials still await results in Vt. suspect death

October 13, 2011

VERGENNES, Vt. (AP) - Officials say it could be another month before Vermont authorities determine the cause of death of a woman who died while trying to rob a Vergennes convenience store.

The office of Vermont's Chief Medical Examiner is still waiting for results of toxicology tests done on the body of Yemalla Sprauve, 34, of Vergennes.

Health Department spokesman Robert Stirewalt tells the Burlington Free Press the tests take time.

Police were called to a Vergennes convenience store on Sept. 28 after receiving a report of a robbery and Sprauve was found unresponsive after the story clerk had restrained her while waiting for police. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say Sprauve had carried a knife in the robbery attempt, but she was not stabbed.

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