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Officials link six Indiana deaths to winter storm

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Officials say this week's heavy snow and subzero temperatures possibly led to the deaths of at least six people in central Indiana.

Four of those deaths have happened in Indianapolis, with two others in Anderson.

A 62-year-old man collapsed while shoveling snow. He had a history of some medical problems.

Also, a 64-year-old man with prior medical history collapsed while working outside on his car for over an hour.

A 75-year-old woman was discovered outside by her neighbors after her dog got loose and went to the neighbor's door. She was found dead on her front porch. It's unknown how long she had been outside.

An 88-year-old woman was found on her back porch by family members. It's also unknown how long she'd been outside.

Madison County Coroner Marian Dunnichay tells The Herald Bulletin a 66-year-old Anderson man collapsed and died of heart troubles while shoveling snow Sunday. Dunnichay also said a 23-year-old Anderson man was found in the snow about 3 p.m. Tuesday. An autopsy is pending, but Dunnichay says the man had been exposed to the elements for 30 or more hours and the death is definitely weather-related.

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