- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio (AP) - A coroner has ruled that a 94-year-old woman whose body was found in the driveway of a northeastern Ohio assisted living facility died of hypothermia caused by exposure to the cold.

The body of Martha Jendrix was found around 7:30 a.m. Monday by a snow plow driver outside Elmcroft of Sagamore Hills, about 20 miles south of Cleveland.

Sagamore Hills Police Chief David Hayes said Wednesday that the woman apparently wandered outside and collapsed. He said his department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Jendrix’ death.

The Summit County Coroner called her death an accident.

Elmcroft describes itself as an assisted living facility that also cares for dementia patients. Hayes said Jendrix lived in the assisted living part of the facility.

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