Westport woman's death attributed to hypothermia

The elderly woman whose body was found last week at the end of her High Point Road driveway died of exposure that aggravated other medical conditions.

The Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner reported Monday that Ada Eads, an 84-year-old whose body was found by a trash collector about 8 a.m. last Thursday, died from hypothermia, or exposure, to the cold weather complicated by pre-existing health factors.

Police investigators have said that foul play did not appear to play a role in the woman's death.

The medical examiner's report was issued after an autopsy was conducted in the agency's Farmington office.

Eads' death attributed to hypothermia comes a little less than two months after a 48-year-old Westport woman, Cindy Diauto, was found lying dead in the snow behind an office building on Kings Highway North. That death also was attributed to hypothermia, from her exposure to frigid weather after she apparently fell in the parking lot.