Woman's death in Milwaukee may be cold-related
By The Associated Press. CREATED Jan 28, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 29, 2014
UPDATE: An autopsy performed Wednesday confirmed the 87-year-old Milwaukee woman died of hypothermia.
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.