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Exam shows Tennessee woman found in hole couldn't breathe

July 19th, 2011 11:22 am by Staff Report

HUMBOLDT (AP) — Police in Humboldt say preliminary autopsy results indicate the death of a woman found in her backyard was accidental.

Police said in a news release on Monday that 81-year-old Fannie Mae Campbell died of positional asphyxiation. Police believe she fell into a hole in the yard and couldn't breathe because of the position she was in.

The hole was 3 to 4 feet deep and police declined to say whether they think Campbell dug it, according to The Jackson Sun.

Campbell's body was found Friday. Campbell's relatives told the newspaper she lived alone.


Information from: The Jackson Sun,

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