Woman dies while seeking help for fallen husband

AP News
Posted: Dec 11, 2014 8:59 AM

IRASBURG, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 71-year-old woman who went to get help for her husband after he fell getting out of their vehicle has been found dead near their home.

Police say Stewart Little fell and couldn't stand after the couple returned to their Irasburg home Monday night after a shopping trip. They say his wife, Patricia, decided to walk to a neighbor's house for help.

Stewart Little later managed to crawl into their house but couldn't reach a phone. A relative checked on him Wednesday and discovered Patricia Little missing.

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Police found her dead in a field between her home and the neighbors'. They say there's no sign of foul play and suspect she succumbed to the weather.

Stewart Little was taken to a hospital. He's expected to recover.