Woman Found Dead in Byron

January 3, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 3, 2014 Updated Jan 3, 2014 at 6:45 PM EDT

TOWN OF BYRON, NY (WKBW-TV) - The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Town of Byron woman who was found dead behind her house around 9:30 Thursday night.

Police say 71-year-old Carol Magoffin wandered away from her home on Byron-Elba Road. Authorities say her husband Robert Magoffin followed the footprints in the snow to where she was found dead about 100 yards from the home in a wooded area.

According to Police, Carol Magoffin had been sick for some time and foul play is not suspected.