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North-central South Dakota woman died from hypothermia, authorities believe

MOBRIDGE, S.D. - Authorities are investigating the death of a woman after her body was found at a mobile home park in Mobridge Tuesday morning, Jan 8, according to a news release from Walworth County State's Attorney Jamie Hare.

Hare said the cause of the woman's death has been determined to be hypothermia.

The woman, who Hare said is believed to be about 58, was lying on the ground near her mobile home. She was found by a neighbor. The neighbor reported the woman to law enforcement, who then discovered that the woman was dead, Hare said.

He said the death is believed to be accidental, and no foul play is suspected. An autopsy will provide a definite cause of death.

"An autopsy is in the process of ruling out any other causes," Hare said.

"It looks kind of like it was a fall, and she could not get back up and then deceased," he added.

Hare said the woman's body was taken to Rapid City for an autopsy.