Coroner: Hypothermia did not cause death of woman found outside senior community

Report says woman had other medical issues

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - A 90-year-old woman who died after she was found outside a senior living center apparently did not succumb to hypothermia, a coroner's report said.

Doris Marie Kent was pronounced dead Wednesday at a Bloomington hospital shortly after she was found outside Redbud Hills Independent Senior Living Community.

Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer said that while the woman was found outside in her nightgown in subfreezing temperatures, she had other medical issues and hypothermia did not appear to be the primary cause of death.

Kent's daughter told The Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/UYbYHv ) that relatives had planned to move Kent on Friday to another living facility in Franklin.

Twyla Kent Lamb said her mother had dementia.

Lamb said her mother and late father, Leo, were lifetime Bloomington residents and Indiana University fans.
 

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