Exposure to Elements Suspected in Two Ala. Deaths

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

TANNER, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities in two regions of Alabama say exposure to cold weather likely contributed to the deaths of two women.

Reports say Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely says, that 59-year-old Sonya Todd was dressed in a light sweater and sweat pants when she was found near a road in Tanner on Saturday.

Blakely says an autopsy has been scheduled, and authorities don't suspect foul play in her death.

Authorities in Phenix City, about 225 miles southeast of Tanner, say an elderly woman there also likely died because of exposure to the elements.
Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry Jr. told the Ledger-Enquirer of Columbus (http://bit.ly/JC6VeO ) that a woman was found outside on Friday morning and was later pronounced dead at the Midtown Medical Center. Her identity has not yet been released.

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