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Kansas woman found dead in Palo Duro Canyon

Friday afternoon, a 50-year-old Kansas woman was found dead in Palo Duro Canyon.

The Randall County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the woman became separated from her family while hiking the Lighthouse Trail. Officials located her body off the trail.

Justice of the Peace Judge Tracey Byrd ordered an autopsy which will take place Tuesday in Lubbock.

Initial evidence suggests the woman may have died from heat exhaustion. Temperatures in the Canyon on Friday reached into the low 100s.

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