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Brecknock Twp. woman died of exposure to cold, autopsy shows

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Authorities have identified the woman who was found dead in a wooded area in northern Lancaster County over the weekend.

Claudine Louise Murphy, 61, was found around 5:20 p.m. Sunday along the 300 block of Lauschtown Road in Brecknock Township.

Investigators say Murphy lived in the area and was out walking her dog when she died.

Autopsy results revealed she died of hypothermia due to cold exposure, police said.

Investigators are treating her death as accidental.

Toxicology tests are pending.

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