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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - An elderly woman who wandered away from a Rochester assisted living center early Monday was later found without a pulse in a southwest neighborhood.

Police Capt. Casey Moilanen says 84-year-old Marian Keefe was seen on surveillance video leaving a unit at Shorewood Commons just after 2:30 AM. A homeowner several blocks away in the 300 block of Highland Ct SW found Keefe near his garage around 7:45 AM and called 911. She was taken to St Marys Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

woman walked from Shorewood Commons to neighborhood several blocks away

Moilanen says it appears she died from hypothermia. Keefe was wearing a jacket but temperatures were around 20 degrees Monday morning.

Moilanen says staff found Keefe in the lobby of her building around 2:00 AM and helped her back to her room. Moilanen says Keefe reportedly had been dealing with recent memory issues but was not living in a memory care unit.

Correction: Rochester Police originally identified the woman as "92-year-old Marion Keith" and have since issued a correction. The story has been updated with the woman's correct name and age, Marian Keefe, 84

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