Coroner reveals cause of death for Marshfield, Mo. woman found inside freezer

MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- The Webster County coroner revealed how a woman found dead in a freezer inside a storage unit in Marshfield died.

Larry Dinwiddie/Webster County Jail

The coroner says the autopsy of Cynthia Dinwiddie shows she died four years ago from a cardiac event brought on by stress and blood loss from a hammer attack.

Dinwiddie's husband Larry faces a second-degree murder charge in the case. Detectives found the body in the freezer in late November. A sting led to Dinwiddie's arrest. The coroner says the case is still being investigated as a homicide.

Toxicology tests could take several more weeks.

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