89-year-old woman found dead in snow outside house in storm

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Posted: Mar 16, 2017 8:53 AM

OTISCO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in central New York say an 89-year-old woman was found dead in the snow outside her house during this week's big storm.

Police say a private snowplow contractor was shoveling around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the woman's home in Otisco, 10 miles south of Syracuse, when he found her by her front door. Investigators say the woman likely slipped and fell or suffered a medical emergency as she walked outside.

Authorities say it's not known how long she had been outside.

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Police haven't released the woman's name.

The Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy to determine the woman's cause of death.

Tuesday's storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of the Syracuse area.