Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 59-year-old Robinson woman whose body was found inside a running vehicle along Robinson Industrial Park on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Police were called to the 8400 block of Robinson Industrial Park at about 12:45 p.m. after police were notified of a car off the roadway in the area. Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said officers found the car stopped in heavy vegetation with the body of Patricia Lynn Vandehey dead inside.

Prasifka said officers found the car with the engine still running and Vanedhey's foot still on the accelerator. An officer forced his way into the car and found Vandehey unconscious before a justice of the peace pronounced her dead.

Vandehey's body was sent for an autopsy to determine an exact cause of death. Prasifka said police do not initially suspect foul play and believe Vandehey died of natural causes.

The death remains under investigation pending completed autopsy results, Prasifka said.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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