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Coroner: Missing woman, 87, drowned in Ohio pond

KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in southwest Ohio says an 87-year-old woman died from drowning after driving her car into a retention pond.

The death of Margaret Spilker of the Dayton suburb of Kettering has been ruled accidental due to a motor vehicle accident.

The coroner said she died at about 2:30 p.m. last Saturday. She was reported missing a couple hours later. Her body was found in a creek in a residential area just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Dayton Daily News ( ) reports her body was two miles away from where police found her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze partially submerged in a retention pond. Detectives believe her body traveled through a drainage system to the creek.

They still don't know how her car ended up in the retention pond.

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