Coroner: Woman's body found lying in snow near Mansfield church

MANSFIELD, Ohio - A woman was found dead Thursday morning outside of a car in an alley near a church in Mansfield.

Neighbors called 911 around 8:58 a.m. after making the discovery in the 300 block of Wayne Street, according to a spokesperson from the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

The spokesperson said the woman was found lying on her back in the snow deceased. She was not wearing a coat.

An investigation determined the woman was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a bar, not far from where her body was found.

The spokesperson from the coroner’s office said the woman’s death doesn’t appear suspicious at this time, but it appears that she could have died from hypothermia. However, the Summit County Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death.

The victim’s name will not be released until her family is notified.

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