Woman dies after wandering away from home in cold, deputies say

CROSBY, Texas – An east Harris County woman died after she wandered away from home in the bitter cold, deputies said.

Harris County deputies said they were called to Rosella Wilson's home in the 400 block of Dreamland Avenue around 10:20 a.m.

Investigators said someone who checks on the 83-year-old Wilson each day reported her missing when they went to her house Wednesday morning.

Deputies said they searched the area and found Wilson's body in a wooded area behind her home.

Investigators said it appears that Wilson, who suffered from dementia, walked away from her home and succumbed to the cold temperatures.

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