IOSCO TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say the February death of a 24-year-old Pennsylvania woman who moved to Michigan to care for her mother has been classified as an accident.

The body of Kalin Rose Woods was found under a deck of an Iosco Township home after her mother reported not seeing her for a few days. The mother had been hospitalized in Ann Arbor at the time.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday issued an update on the case, saying cause of death was hypothermia due to environmental cold exposure. Toxicology testing detected high concentrations of alcohol in her blood, and the department says that was a contributing factor. Sheriff Bob Bezotte said Woods’ blood-alcohol level was 0.32 — four times the legal limit of for driving in Michigan.

Police said Woods’ body was found in a “difficult position” under a deck in the backyard of a home, in an area that was difficult to see and reach.

Woods’ mother said her daughter and a friend were laying hardwood flooring for her “as a surprise” the day before she died, The Livingston Daily reported.

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