Woman found dead in Rupert

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RUPERT — Police are investigating the death of a woman found outside her home in Rupert on Saturday.

Authorities were notified of a woman who had been located deceased in the driveway of her residence on Sykes Hollow Road at around 6:20 a.m.

Initial investigation indicates the victim, a 76-year-old woman, appears to have died from exposure to the elements following a fall.

Her body was transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Police say the name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Police say the investigation is ongoing at this time, and no further information is available.

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