Elderly Wauseon woman found dead


WAUSEON -- An elderly Wauseon woman was found dead outside of her vehicle Monday morning.

According to Wauseon Assistant Police Chief Bill McConnell, officers were notified at approximately 8:30 a.m. by neighbors that Virginia McFeters, 90, had been seen leaving her residence.

"She had left the residence in her vehicle and they were concerned because of the roadways," said McConnell.

He said officers searched the area and located McFeter's vehicle approximately an hour later stuck in the driveway of her residence at Wauseon Senior Villas.

"She was found approximately 150 feet away from her car," said McConnell. "She was lying down face first in the snow."

The Wauseon Fire Department was contacted and McFeters was pronounced dead at the scene. According to McConnell, McFeters was "frozen" when officials found her.

An official cause of death has not been determined but McConnell said it does not appear to be suspicious.

He said temperatures were between minus 2 and minus 4 degrees Monday morning with a wind chill of approximately minus 30.

The city of Wauseon is under a level 2 snow emergency and McConnell said road conditions remain "terrible." He added that people should be reminded to check on their elderly neighbors. If you do travel and become stranded, McConnell said to remain in the vehicle until help arrives.

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