Published: Tue, March 07, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Elderly twins die outside Rhode Island home in bitter cold

Elderly twins die outside Rhode Island home in bitter cold

The twins had just returned on Friday night to Ms Haley's home from dinner with their 89-year-old sister. Ms. Haley may have tripped on a rug on the floor of the garage as she attempted to enter her house to call for assistance, " LaCross said in a statement.

They were both found outside Jean's home, with Martha face down near her vehicle in the driveway and Jean's body in the garage.

Police believe the woman spent hours exposed to the frigid weather before they died of hypothermia.

Haley, of Barrington, was subsequently found in the garage.

Overnight temperatures in the area dropped to as low as 11 degrees, with wind chills as low as minus 8.

The women were pronounced dead at the hospital Saturday.

The exact cause of the deaths of the 97-year-old twin sisters has not yet been officially determined.

As police continue to investigate the weekend deaths of twin sisters in town, the police chief said it does not appear foul play was involved in the case.

On Sunday, family members and neighbors, returning from morning church services, gathered around the house in the cold and mourned, the Providence Journal reported. Neighbors contacted said the same. John W. "Jack" Haley, Jr., who lived at the home on Opechee Drive, died in 1995 leaving behind a wife, Jean, and three children.

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