84-Year-Old Woman Found Frozen on Porch

9 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, December 17 2010 Dec 17, 2010 Friday, December 17, 2010 7:29:35 PM CST December 17, 2010 in News

BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department confirmed Thursday that 84-year-old Mable O'Connor was found frozen on her front porch near Centralia. The sheriff's department is still investigating, but said they don't expect foul play. A neighbor found O'Connor on the front porch Thursday morning after going to check on her.

"At this time there's no indications of foul play. The death at this point is not being labeled suspicious," said Detective Tom O'Sullivan.

O'Connor was found wearing appropriate outdoor clothing. "She had on an overcoat, hat, gloves, scarf, so there was nothing amiss in the home," said O'Sullivan.

Deputies said O'Connor was last seen alive this weekend. "The last time anybody saw her alive was Saturday, maybe Sunday, but there were some indications that she was still alive on Monday," said O'Sullivan.

The sheriff's department said the cause of death won't be known until the medical examiner returns with his findings. O'Sullivan said, "The body was transported to the medical examiner's office where they will perform an autopsy and hopefully shed some light on what the cause of death is."

O'Sullivan said the autopsy should come back with some preliminary findings on Friday.

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