Created on Friday, 27 December 2013 Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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 (http://bit.ly/19sEtZ5 ) 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.