- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Authorities suspect exposure to the bone-chilling cold killed a 67-year-old woman found a few dozen yards from her home in western Iowa.

Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren said Monday that Judy Kay’s body was found around 9 p.m. Sunday, not far from her house in rural Atlantic. Her pickup had run off a road and into a ditch.

McLaren says Kay was trying to walk home from the ditch, but she got only halfway. A relative found her body about 50 yards from the house.

The sheriff says Kay was wearing a light jacket - not enough for the temperature of 11 degrees and wind chill of minus 9.

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