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Coroner: Saltsburg woman died of exposure |

Coroner: Saltsburg woman died of exposure

| Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:00 a.m

A 78-year-old Indiana County woman who was discovered lying on a farm in subfreezing temperatures Sunday, just hours after her family reported her missing, died of exposure, according to the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office.

Lucille Marion Waugaman, of Saltsburg, headed home from her sister’s house in Slickville at 6 p.m. Saturday after it began snowing. A search team in a state police helicopter located her Sunday afternoon; she was lying on a tree farm in Nowrytown.

Police were searching the area because her abandoned car had been found nearby.

A medical helicopter flew Waugaman to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she died Sunday afternoon.

The coroner’s office ruled Waugaman’s death an accident. Family members told police that the woman wanted to drive home before the roads became slick and that she “gets confused easily.”

is a former freelancer.

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