Cold Kills Couple

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Posted: Jan 11, 2011 7:18 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jan 11, 2011 7:18 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: exposure, cold, elderly couple, Pennsylvania, Maryland, William and Betty Fresch

An elderly couple from Pennsylvania died from apparent exposure to the cold in a farm field in Frederick County, Maryland. Eighty-five year old William Frecsch and his 79-yearold wife, Betty, were last seen Friday leaving their daughter's home in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Authorities say the couple drove off a road and into a ravine and got stuck. They apparently started walking for help and fell victim to the cold. A passerby found the bodies Tuesday morning and autopsies will be done to determine the exact cause of death.

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