Authorities determine woman's cause of death

GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) - A woman found dead in her front yard Tuesday appears to have died of natural causes.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, in a statement Thursday to FOX6 News, said a preliminary autopsy report had been completed in the death of Betty Jones.

The preliminary report states Jones, 70, died of natural causes.  Sheriff Entrekin said during the course of the autopsy there were no signs of foul play.  

Sheriff Entrekin said a final autopsy report is pending, waiting on results from toxicology tests.

Betty Jones was found laying in her front yard on Old Sibert Mill Road near Glencoe at approximately 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Her body was badly decomposed.  The body was found by the woman's family.

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