2 More Possible Cold-Weather Deaths Reported in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The bitter cold apparently has caused two more deaths in Wisconsin.

Green Bay police say a 60-year-old woman was found dead Wednesday. Investigators say she took a cab home and after the cab dropped her off, she fell and hit her head while trying to reach a key she had dropped. Her name was not released.

In western Wisconsin, sheriff’s authorities say a man found dead in some woods near Chetek likely died of hypothermia.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says deputies on Wednesday were rechecking an area where Joseph Moen was last seen and discovered his body. The 49-year-old Chetek man was reported missing Dec. 27. Officials say the initial cause of death appears to be exposure to the cold.

The Barron County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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