E. Ind. woman found in snow died of exposure

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RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — The death of an eastern Indiana woman whose body was found in the snow outside her home in February has been ruled an accident.

Richmond Police Department Capt. James Branum told the Palladium-Item that the pathologist report shows 21-year-old Ciara Ray died of exposure. Family members found her outside her home on Feb. 15. Branum says an autopsy revealed no physical injuries.

Branum says the autopsy report says alcohol intoxication was a contributing factor.

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