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Byron woman, 71, dies after wandering outside home

A 71-year-old woman in Byron died overnight after she she wandered outside and was later found in a field near her home.

The body of Carol Magoffin, of Byron-Elba Road, was found about 9:30 p.m. by her husband Robert about 100 yards from their house.

Carol and Robert had been napping together and when he awoke, she was missing. He searched the home and found a rear door unlatched and followed footprints in the snow, which led him to his wife's body.

He called emergency dispatch and the Byron Volunteer Fire Department and Sheriff's deputies responded.

Coroner Karen Lang also responded.

The Sheriff's office reports that Mrs. Magoffin had been ill for some time and foul play is not suspected.

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