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Hypothermia likely cause of Chetek woman's death


Rural Chetek (WQOW) - A little-known symptom of hypothermia could be behind the death of an area woman.

Laurie Lindig died last month. Her body was found in a wooded area outside of Chetek on Christmas Day. She was2.5 miles from home.  

But now the Barron County sheriff says investigators have learned it was not unusual for Lindig to go for long, 2 mile walks. He says all indications are that she died of hypothermia. 

In fact, he says Lindig had taken off her coat and her shoes which were found neatly arranged nearby. One of the effects of hypothermia is that a person becomes very hot and confused and actually takes off their clothing.

The medical examiner is still waiting on toxicology test results which are expected within two weeks.   

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