Elderly Woman in Nightgown Found Dead in Snow

Erik H

An elderly woman who apparently wandered away from her northern Illinois home was later found dead in the snow along a roadside by a passing driver.

McHenry County Undersheriff Andy Zinke said the woman's body, clad in nightgown and shoes, was found Saturday near Huntley. She apparently died of exposure to the cold and may have had dementia.

Authorities didn't confirmed the woman's identity by Monday afternoon.

Zinke said the occassion offering an important reminder to check on elderly family members during cold weather.

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