Coroner: Woman Found Dead Under Bridge Fell, Broke Neck


UPDATED: Saturday February 23, 2013 5:56 PM

Licking County authorities said on Saturday that the cause of death of a woman found dead under a bridge on Friday was accidental.

The Licking County Coroner said that Martha Darner died after falling and breaking her neck.

Two children discovered 44-year-old Darner’s body on Friday at about 6 p.m. under a bridge along state Route 79.

The medical examiner said that there was no sign of any kind of assault.

According to the coroner, Darner fell sometime on Thursday, about 24 hours before the children found her body.

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