Elderly woman seeks husband; both die in bitter cold

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Elderly woman seeks husband; both die in bitter cold
People visit a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Bitter cold temperatures are affecting parts of the U.S. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

EXETER, Ont. _ Provincial police and the coroner’s officer continue to investigate the deaths of an elderly couple in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday morning.

Huron County OPP say they were called out for a well-being check at a home in the Exeter area at around 9 a.m. and found the bodies of two people.

The body of 90-year-old Grant Triebner was found just inside an open barn on the property.

An obituary posted on a funeral home website says he died from a massive heart attack.

Police say his wife, 83-year-old Ada Triebner, had gone outside to check on her husband, but fell victim to the extreme cold and died outdoors.

The deaths came amid a severe cold snap that continues to envelop much of Ontario.