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LPD: Elderly woman's death believed to be related to the cold

Posted at 8:31 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 11:12:04-05

LAFAYETTE, La — The Lafayette Police Department says that a 74-year-old woman died from extremely cold temperatures Tuesday morning.

Officers say Mary Guillory was found dead on February 16 in the driveway of a home in the 400 block of River Oak Circle.

Guillory is believed to have wandered from her residence overnight during a medical episode possibly related to dementia.

Police say she walked through the neighborhood and arrived at a neighbor's residence to receive assistance where she succumbed to the extreme cold.

The department says they are investigating the incident as a natural causes death.

This investigation is ongoing.


Lafayette police are investigating a suspicious death in the 400 block of River Oaks Circle.

Few details are being released at this time.

Investigators are on the scene.

We will have an update as soon as one becomes available.