Paris woman's cause of death ruled hypothermia; case remains under investigation

The Edgar County Coroner says the cause of death of a Paris, Illinois woman was hypothermia due to the cold weather.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 4:37 PM
Updated: Jan 23, 2020 10:07 AM

EDGAR COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The Edgar County Coroner says the cause of death of a Paris, Illinois woman was hypothermia due to the cold weather.

Last weekend, 45-year-old Neva Martin was found dead outside of a rural Chrisman home.

Edgar County dispatchers received a 911 call around 10:30 Saturday morning. The caller said h Martin left his home around midnight the night before to go back to her home.

LINK | EDGAR COUNTY WOMAN FOUND DEAD OUTSIDE OF RURAL HOME

When he woke up the next day he said he found Martin unresponsive in his yard.

Temperatures dropped into the low-teens on Saturday morning.

The coroner says the incident remains under investigation.

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