Nothing suspicious in death of woman found near home: RCMP
Last Updated: Monday, February 5, 2007 | 1:59 PM NT
RCMP investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a woman who was found, chilled and wet, in the shadow of her home this weekend.
The RCMP say the woman, a resident of Fermeuse, was found close to her driveway on the town's main road early Saturday morning.
The woman was alive when police arrived in Fermeuse — a coastal community about 90 kilometres south of St. John's — but she died later in hospital in St. John's.
"She was conscious, but quite cold due to the weather. It was raining and freezing rain [with] periods of snow," said Const. Todd Davidson.
"It would appear that she was there awhile. Everything was wet that she owned. She appeared to be pretty cold."
Police responded to the scene about 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, after an emergency call was placed.
An autopsy is being arranged.
The woman, who was in her 60s, has not been identified.
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