Family of woman, 91, who froze to death sues retirement home

February 6, 2013 3:49:46 PM PST
The family of a 91-year old woman who froze to death outside a suburban retirement community filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Genevieve Klimczak died in 2012 at McHenry Villa in suburban McHenry.

The Alzheimer's patient walked out of a self-locking door and she could not get back in, according to her family.

Her body was found the next morning.

"She will be dearly missing by a lot of people. We just never thought that it would end this way," her nephew Donald Lorenz said.

The lawsuit named McHenry Villa and a caregiver service called "Home Instead".

They have not yet commented about the lawsuit.


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