97-year-old twin sisters likely froze to death steps from home

Martha Williams and Jean Haley both 97 were found by police when a report was made around 8am on Saturday of a woman laying in her driveway

Her twin sister, running into the house to call for help, tripped on a rug. Jean and her twin 97-year-old sister Martha Williams froze to death Saturday, March 4, 2017, after they fell outside Jean's home in Barrington and were stranded there during one of the coldest nights of the winter.

It wasn't until the next morning that a neighbour discovered Williams face down in the driveway.

Police do not suspect any foul play.

The 97-year-old twin sisters were only a few steps away from one of the women's home.

The investigation revealed that the two elderly women just returned home and were heading towards the front door. Haley's body was found in the garage.

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The Barrington Police Department released a statement Saturday saying the sisters were found in front of Jean's home Saturday morning; Martha appeared to have fallen while walking to her vehicle, and Jean was found in the garage, having apparently tripped on the way inside while attempting to call for help.

They said Williams was headed to her auto to leave when she fell down near the near of the vehicle. "That's the way they came in and that's the way they went out".

Police say the cause of death has not been determined but the extreme cold temperatures may have been a factor.

The man immediately alerted the authorities. Authorities arrived at the scene and rushed both women to Rhode Island Hospital in nearby Providence. However, due to the fact that they've spent the whole night in the cold, the doctors were unable to resuscitate them.

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