Tuesday, January 28, 2014

1-29-14 milwaukee woman may have died from the cold

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says an 87-year-old Milwaukee woman may have died because of the extreme cold.  The woman was found down in her backyard after apparently returning from a store. She was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.  The medical examiner's office says the woman had a body temperature of 37 degrees. An autopsy will be performed Wednesday.  The National Weather Service says the mid-afternoon temperature in Milwaukee was 1 above zero with a wind chill of 20 below.

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