Hypothermia may have caused couple’s deaths in Aitkin County

ISLE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a couple found dead in their partially submerged vehicle in Aitkin County may have died of hypothermia.

The sheriff’s office received a call Tuesday about a vehicle that was upside down in water in a ditch north of Isle. First responders found the couple in the vehicle had died. They are identified as 64-year-old Paul Debreto and his 60-year-old wife, Teresa Debreto.

The victims’ bodies were taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office which says preliminary indications are the couple died of hypothermia.

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