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Police: Elderly woman wandered out into cold, died in Lafayette overnight

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, February 16 2021 Feb 16, 2021 February 16, 2021 10:54 AM February 16, 2021 in News
Source: KATC

LAFAYETTE - An elderly woman is believed to be the second known person to die as a result of freezing weather in Louisiana since Monday.

KATC reports Mary Guillory, 74, was found dead in the driveway of a home on River Oak Circle in Lafayette. Authorities believe Guillory suffered a medical episode possibly related to dementia and wandered out of her home Monday night.

Police said Guillory eventually went to a neighbor's home looking for help but succumbed to the cold. Her death remains under investigation. 

The first death related to this week's winter storm was reported Monday afternoon after a man reportedly slipped on ice and suffered a fatal head injury. 

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