17-Year-Old Iowa Girl Dies After Being Found Unconscious at Hog Facility

Ashley Boucher
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Palmer and Swank funeral homes Victoria Lerdo

An Iowa teenager died after she was discovered unconscious at a rural hog facility this week.

Victoria Lerdo, 17, was found unconscious at the Swea City site on Monday night, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release obtained by PEOPLE Wednesday.

An ambulance and sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 9:10 p.m. after another worker at the facility discovered Lerdo unconscious on the ground. The sheriff's office said that she had been helping to clean and power wash the hog facility.

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Lerdo, who is from Rockwell City, Iowa, was taken to the Kossuth Regional Health Center where she was pronounced dead, local news station KCCI reported.

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The circumstances around Lerdo's death remain unclear. The Iowa Medical Examiner's Office in Akeny, Iowa, will be conducting an autopsy to determine her cause of death.

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An investigation into the teen's death is ongoing.

According to an obituary, Lerdo is survived by her parents, two brothers and grandparents. A memorial will be held on Saturday.