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A 71-year-old Byron woman was found dead after she wandered into the bitter cold last night.

Genesee County Sheriff’s deputies report the death Carol Magoffin of Byron-Elba Road. Her body was found a few hours after she left her home yesterday at about 9:30.

Deputies say she wandered away sometime after napping with her husband, Robert, who awoke to find her missing.

Mr. Magoffin searched the home, found the rear door unlatched and followed the footprints into the snow.

Mrs. Magoffin was found about 100 yards from the house in a wooded area.

Deputies say Mrs. Magoffin had been ill for some time and foul play is not suspected.

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