- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a woman whose frozen body was found near her western New York home likely died from exposure to sub-zero temperatures.

Police in the city of Niagara Falls tell local media that family members found the body of 47-year-old Octavia Wilson early Wednesday morning in the backyard of a neighbor’s home.

Officials say she had gone out Saturday but didn’t make it back inside her home for an unknown reason. Relatives started searching and found her snow-covered body near her residence.

Police say an autopsy to determine the cause of death has been delayed because her body was completely frozen. Investigators said say believe exposure to sub-zero temperatures last weekend probably was the cause of Wilson’s death.

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