Woman dies after being trapped in flooded Englewood basement

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A 32-year-old woman who was rescued from a flooded basement during a severe thunderstorm has died, the Englewood Police Department said Wednesday.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office identified the woman as Rachael Haber. Autopsy results are consistent with drowning, the coroner's office said, adding further testing is pending.

A neighbor said Haber was cat sitting for the homeowner. Her suitcase was found in the neighbor's backyard.

Officers responded to the 4600 block of South Acoma Street about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers partially made their way into the basement where the water was rising toward the ceiling.

Officers found Haber, who was unresponsive, and lifesaving efforts were started.

She was taken to Swedish Medical Center in critical condition. Haber died on Wednesday morning.

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