Hiker Dies After Being Locked Out Of SUV

Hiker Dies After Being Locked Out Of SUV

There are 3 comments on the www.wsbtv.com story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Hiker Dies After Being Locked Out Of SUV. In it, www.wsbtv.com reports that:

MOBILE, Ala. -- An Alabama woman whose body was found last week outside her locked sport utility vehicle at a North Carolina mountain parking lot died of hypothermia after being unable to reach her keys inside, authorities said. The body of 47-year-old Sandra Ordner was found hours after she had phoned home on Jan. 31 to tell her husband she was going hiking. A funeral for the Atlanta native was held Wednesday in Norcross, Ga. Macon County, N.C., Sheriff Robert Holland told the Press-Register in Mobile for a story Friday that it had been extremely cold and raining in the hours before Ordner's body was discovered in the parking lot of the Whiteside Mountain Trail. Ordner's keys and cellular telephone were locked inside her 2002 Landrover sport utility vehicle, Holland said. Holland said Ordner was alone and her husband, Paul William Ordner, was at home in Daphne. She had called her husband using her cell phone to tell him she was going to hike the trail. Her death initially was investigated as a homicide, but the autopsy determined that she died from hypothermia, Holland said. Holland said that the presence of "smudges" on the SUV windows suggested that Ordner had tried to break the glass with her hands. Ordner's husband called the Franklin Police Department in Macon County at 1:17 a.m. on Feb. 1 to report her missing. A person living in the area discovered the body at 10 a.m. that same day.

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Feb 9, 2008
Only thing I can comment about this story is...
Weird"....Not saying its not true...But its weird..Was she drunk..seems like somthing is missing from this story...My sympathy to the family..

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 10, 2008
She had a phone and the husband had a phone. Nobody called the Police for some help out of the weather conditions? Locked out of your vehicle and you are in the parking lot? Sad story...

Miami, FL

#3 Feb 10, 2008
She couldn't find a rock in the woods to break her window?

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