DA: North Brookfield Woman Died Of Hypothermia, Other Health Issues

NORTH BROOKFIELD (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office has found that an 86-year-old North Brookfield woman who died last week in her unheated home died from hypothermia, lung cancer and heart disease.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. announced the findings Tuesday, and said the death of Dorothy Hall was ruled an accident.

Hall was found unresponsive Thursday by a son who lived with her. Fifty-nine-year-old Willis Hall called 911 when he found his mother sitting wrapped in a blanket in a living room chair. He told police the house had been without power since a snowstorm the previous Saturday.

Willis Hall was taken to a hospital for treatment of a medical condition and possible hypothermia.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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