CEO of North Dakota-based company dies of hypothermia


COOPERSTOWN, N.D. — A woman was found dead just outside her home in Cooperstown around 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, according to Griggs County Sheriff Wes Straight.

Deputies later identified her as Tamara Somerville, 54. The University of North Dakota medical examiner determined that Somerville died of hypothermia, Straight said.

Somerville was the CEO of Posi Lock Puller Inc., according to the company's website, which also says she was a single mother of two.

Authorities are still investigating what led up to her death. Straight said they do not suspect foul play.

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