Police in Glen Carbon discovered an elderly woman lying in her driveway last Saturday and early indications are that she may have been there for several days. The Madison County Coroner’s Office reports 83 year old Mary L. Kampwerth of the 4500 block of State Route 159 was found fully clothed and there were no signs of trauma.
Glen Carbon Police Officer Jeff Blind was on routine patrol when he reportedly found Kampwerth in her driveway and appeared she was in a frozen state. Due to evidence at the scene, specifically newspapers and mail, she could have been there for several days but it may have been difficult for anyone to see her because she may have been partially covered by snow. An autopsy was conducted and was inconclusive pending additional tests. Funeral arrangements are pending.