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Coroner: Wis. woman died of smoke inhalation

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TOWN OF ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) -- Officials in Outagamie County say the elderly woman whose body was found during a grass fire this week died from breathing in smoke and soot.

A Post-Crescent of Appleton report (http://post.cr/AkTEXV ) says the coroner's office released the cause of death Friday.

Authorities say 83-year-old Theresa Linsmeyer died Wednesday evening outside her home in the Town of Oneida, east of Seymour. Her family found her body as they were tried to put out the grass fire.

Her death has been ruled accidental.

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Information from: The Post-Crescent, http://www.postcrescent.com

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