GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio — The Geauga County Coroner has released new details surrounding the death of 76-year-old Susan Taylor, saying there's no foul play suspected in the case.
The coroner's report says Taylor "had become ill" over the past several weeks, which the investigation showed was from an undiagnosed blood clot, heart disease and pulmonary embolism, which is known to cause a lack of oxygenated blood to the brain.
"A lack of oxygenated blood to the brain can cause mental confusion or a change in cognitive abilities," according to the coroner's report.
While working in the woods, the coroner says Taylor also sustained an accidental injury, which resulted in blood loss.
"Susan had walked off of her property through a wooded wetland area and was located on the far property line of a neighboring parcel of land," according to the coroner.
Her body had been found Wednesday as volunteers gathered to help search. She had been reported missing from her Thompson home on March 17.
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story after Taylor's body was found on March 22, 2023.
Although the case remains under investigation, the coroner says it is believed her death was the result of a combination of natural and accidental contributing factors.
"The volunteers searched through thick wooded areas that were extremely wet with rugged terrain," said Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand in a Facebook post. "It also exposed the best and most supportive aspects of our community. It was incredible to see the outpouring support."
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