BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – The woman found dead outside of an auto shop on Main Street has been identified as 83-year-old Roxie Simpson, who was reported missing by her family Tuesday night.
An autopsy revealed that Simpson died of hypothermia, and may have suffered some sort of injury related to a fall. Simpson – who had been diagnosed with dementia – lived alone, but had family nearby.
It is believed that she walked away from her home, according to a news release, and became confused in the cold weather.
Detectives do not believe any foul play was involved in this case. However, if anyone has information related to this incident, please call the Belleville Police Department at 618-234-1212.