Authorities in southwest Iowa say an Avoca woman who fell on the ice outside of her home Sunday morning died from exposure to the elements.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sergeant Duane Richie says 90-year-old Alice Miller was found outside of her home by a neighbor.
Sergeant Richie says the woman went outside her home around 8 AM to retrieve her newspaper and she slipped on her icy porch. A neighbor told deputies they had seen her porch door open, went to investigate and that’s when they discovered her body around 10:30.
Richie says it’s not clear whether the woman hit her head when she fell and was knocked unconscious, or whether she suffered other injuries that may have made it difficult for her to call for help.
Weather records indicate it was about 10-degrees outside when Miller fell.
Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic