Del Norte County Sheriff’s officials say they have preliminarily determined that the death of a woman found near her Fort Dick home was caused by an accident.

Diane Tomar, 73, was found deceased near her home off South Bank Road on Jan. 28.

Investigators concluded Tomar fell from the rear deck of her home, high above the ground. Sheriff's Cmdr. Bill Steven said she became caught in some hanging wire netting that was used to keep items from being lost in the brush. Investigators determined the cause of death to be exposure.

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