An elderly Illinois woman found three weeks ago pinned under her dead husband's body has died as a result of her injuries, a coroner said.
Williamson County Coroner Mike Burke said 83-year-old Blanche Roberts died Tuesday in a southern Illinois hospital.
A newspaper carrier checking the couple's well-being found the woman in her Marion, Ill., home on April 27. She was trapped by the body of Fred Roberts after he suffered a heart attack four days earlier. He fell onto his wife, pinning one of her legs. She was unable to wriggle free.
A joint funeral service was planned for the couple.