Atlanta woman most likely died of hypothermia

ATLANTA — The Fulton County medical examiner says an Atlanta woman whose body was found more than three weeks after she disappeared died of hypothermia.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the medical examiner said Tuesday that the most likely cause of death of Stacey English was “cold exposure (hypothermia) complicating underlying neurological and psychiatric disorders.”

The medical examiner says her death is considered an accident.

Atlanta police said they are closing their investigation into English’s death because of the medical examiner’s findings and their own investigation.

The 36-year-old was last seen by friends Dec. 27 and was reported missing by family members on Dec. 31. Two men searching for scrap metal found her body Jan. 23 in a wooded area about a mile from where her car had been found running.