88-year-old Troy woman found dead in heated home
TROY, Ill. — Authorities investigating the heat-related death of an 88-year-old Troy woman say she may have inadvertently turned on the heat in her southwestern Illinois home.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports that Madison County Chief Deputy Coroner Roger Smith pronounced Dorothy Scott dead Sunday evening.
Smith says family members found Scott after they got an answering machine message from her indicating she was ill.
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