Saturday, December 07th

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MADISON – An elderly woman found with her dead husband in their stranded vehicle in Dane County has died.

Sheriff’s officials say 87-year-old Colleen Soper was taken to a Madison hospital in critical condition after she was found Saturday in their vehicle which had apparently become stuck on a remote trail in the town of Vermont. Her 87-year-old husband, Donald Soper, was found dead in the vehicle.

The State Journal says the couple disappeared on Thanksgiving Day after leaving a family gathering in Black Earth. Family members reported them missing after they failed to show up at their destination. Authorities began a search and found the Sopers in their vehicle Saturday morning.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating their cause of death.

Colleen had dementia and Donald was an insulin-dependent diabetic and could become disoriented when his blood sugar was not properly managed.