Troopers suspect hypothermia as cause of woman’s death


Maryland State Troopers said an Oakland woman was found dead outside of a garage of a horse farm near Garrett Highway on Sunday morning.

Troopers said 22-year-old Katelyn Pike may have died from hypothermia.

According to authorities, Pike’s car was not working, and it is believed she got out of the car and fell for unknown reasons. 

“She may have been disoriented, and at that time, she left her vehicle on the property. [She] went down to the creek, where she fell into the creek, [and] that’s where her cell phone was found,” said Lt. Brian Kloos, Maryland State Police.

The owner of the farm said he found her outside of his garage. 

“Troopers arrived and found the decreased female outside of her vehicle. The door was open, the ignition switch was on, but the vehicle was not running,” said Kloos.

Police are waiting for autopsy results from the Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore.

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