A Worth woman died last Thursday as a result of exposure to the cold, police said. She was the 12th reported cold-related death in Cook County this winter.
Lynda K. Eads, 57, was found lying in the snow at 8:25 a.m. in the 7200 of Southwest Highway, near the mobile home park where she lived, according to reports.
The Cook County Medical Examiner on Friday ruled that Eads died of hypothermia due to extreme cold, alcohol intoxication and hypertension, police said.
Record cold temperatures dipped into the negative teens last week.