MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Authorities say an 87-year-old Milwaukee woman who was found dead outside in the cold died of hypothermia.
The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says Dorothy Schneider's body was found Tuesday on the sidewalk of her backyard.
Relatives had gone to Schneider's home to check on her after not being able to reach her by telephone.
Schneider lived alone and had a history of dementia. Her body was partially frozen and she had a body temperature of 37 degrees.
The medical examiner ruled her death accidental.
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