Foul play not suspected in New Year's death of Tobique woman

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 29-year-old woman from Tobique First Nation, whose body was discovered in the snow on New Year's Day, say RCMP.

RCMP believe the 29-year-old, who had been drinking, succumbed to hypothermia

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 29-year-old woman from Tobique First Nation, whose body was discovered in the snow on New Year's Day, say RCMP.

Police suspect the woman, who had been out drinking with friends on New Year's Eve, succumbed to hypothermia, Cpl. Marty Van Dijk stated in a news release.

She was dropped off at her home on Main Street at about 4 a.m., he said.

"It’s believed that the woman then left her home on foot, walking alone in the direction of the trail" without proper clothing for the weather, said Van Dijk.

Her body was discovered near a snowmobile trail, about 150 metres from her home at about 4:30 p.m., he said.

An autopsy will be conducted to confirm the cause of death.