Woman Found Near Wrecked Car Died of Hypothermia, Not Injuries


ANebraska woman whose body was found near her wrecked car didn't die from her injuriesbut actually froze to death.

TheCuming County Attorney Daniel Bracht said an autopsy showed Donna Baumert diedof hypothermia.

Thebody of the 56-year-old West Point resident was found March 5 near her carabout a mile south of Beemer. It appeared as though her car ran through a deadend and went about a half-mile through a field before coming to rest in a creekbed.

Policebelieve the accident happened about two weeks before the wreckage and Baumert'sbody were found.