Update: The woman has been identified as Darlene Rudnick, from the Town of Mountain. A cause of death is still pending the autopsy report.
Officials from the Oconto County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a death of a woman that was found dead lying alongside of a roadway.
The body was a 64-year-old woman, who was discovered Monday in a ditch near State Highway 32 and Island Lake Road, in the Town of Riverview. Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find the female deceased.
Upon further investigation, the female, along with her husband and friends, were at a tavern the evening before at that location, where they ordered food and stayed a few hours. A press release states the friends then left, and then when the deceased woman and her husband left, their vehicle had mechanical problems and wouldn’t start.
The two reportedly fell asleep in the vehicle and when the husband awoke, the wife was not in the vehicle. It was at this time another vehicle had stopped after seeing the female lying in the ditch line.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile, investigators do not suspect any foul play.