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East Hampton Woman Found Dead Outside Her Home

This is the second person found dead outside of their house after the storm this week.

East Hampton Town police are investigating the death of a 67-year-old East Hampton woman, who was found outside her home covered in snow — the second person discovered dead outside after the snow storm this week.

Police said Catherine Dransfield, who lives with her elderly mother at 669 Hands Creek Road, was found by a home health aide at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday. 

Police said her body was covered by snow outside the home near the garage. 

At this time, police said the there does not seem to be any foul play involved, but they are investigating further. 

On Wednesday, police were called to 1 Locust Drive in Springs were they found the body of Ralph E. Batalla, 84, outside the front door of his home. Police have since reported that Batalla suffered a medial event during the storm that brought about eight inches to the area and freezing conditions.  

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Mary Grady January 23, 2014 at 04:26 PM
So sad! Pray there are no more! Check on the elderly! I'm sure they would love to hear from us!
Neil January 23, 2014 at 04:30 PM
These could be heart attacks known to be brought on by extreme cold exposure.
LocalNotNative January 23, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Cathy will greatly be missed by friends and colleagues. Her passing is a huge loss to the hamptons community. May she rest in peace.
local Business owner January 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Loved Cathy. Rest in peace

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