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71-year-old woman died of septic shock

By Heartland News

IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE, MO (KFVS) - Authorities in St. Francois County are looking into whether or not filthy living conditions played a part in a 71-year-old woman's death.

The woman, whose name is not being released, died of septic shock apparently related to a large bed sore.

According to officials at the St. Louis area hospital where she died, the bedsore had actually exposed the woman's tailbone.

Police say the woman was living with her 62-year-old husband in a home investigators described as filthy.

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