IRON MOUNTAIN LAKE — Authorities are looking into whether dirty living conditions contributed to the death of a 71-year-old woman in Iron Mountain Lake.
The eastern Missouri woman died of septic shock related to a large bedsore.
Her name was not immediately available. She died Jan. 21 at a St. Louis-area hospital.
Iron Mountain Lake Police Chief Michael Kemp said the woman was living with her 62-year-old husband in a home the sheriff described as filthy.
Officials say a bedsore had exposed the woman's tailbone and unsanitary conditions caused it to get infected.