Police say Nederland woman accidentally strangled herself

An autopsy has been ordered for the body of a woman who was found dead in her backyard in Nederland Friday afternoon.

Police say it happened around 12:50 p.m. in the 2900 block of Avenue G.

Investigators say the woman lived alone.  She apparently passed out.  A police spokesperson said it appears her shirt got caught on a picket fence and strangled her.

Authorities have not identified her, but did say they believe she's in her early 40's


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