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Acid Burn Victim Recovers After Surgery

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 5:03am

(AP)  A 28-year-old Vancouver, Washington woman who had acid thrown in her face has undergone surgery at a Portland hospital. Legacy Emanuel Medical Center spokeswoman Amber Shoebridge said that Bethany Storro's surgery went well and she was resting.

Dr. Nick Eshraghi says he tested the substance and determined it was an extremely strong acid. He says Storro has a mixture of second-degree burns. His plan for the surgery was to remove as much damaged skin as possible. Sunglasses protected Storro's eyes during the attack.

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says detectives continue to investigate. Storro's mother, Nancy Neuwelt, says her daughter was getting something from her car when an unknown woman walked up, asked a question and tossed a cup of liquid in Storro's face.

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