Woman Found Frozen to Death in Cudahy

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  • The house in Cudahy where a woman was found outside having frozen to death. | Photo: Today's TMJ4

Click here to listen to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Vicky Hollowell report on how the cold probably killed a woman who was 54 years old.

The freezing weather sliding through Wisconsin can be deadly, and it may have already claimed the life of one woman from Cudahy.

Kristine Colla, who was 54, was found dead on her front steps on Saturday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office says she was frozen to death, but since her body was frozen, they'll have to wait a day or two to perform an autopsy. Colla was found with no shoes on and a lighter by her side.

The death was a shocking thing to wake up to for her neighbor, Mark Jonen.  "I was pretty spooked," Jonen said. "It was kind of scary to me."

Colla was currently on medical leave from her job as an officer at the House of Correction in Franklin.