Body Found In Ravine

by Erika Brooks on February 23, 2013 at 6:38 am

Licking County authorities now know what caused the death of a woman found in a ravine in Newark.

Authorities said that the death was accidental. The Licking County coroner said that Martha Darner died after falling and breaking her neck.

Two children discovered 44-year-old Darner’s body on Friday at about 6 p.m. under a bridge along State Route 79.

The medical examiner said that there was no sign of any kind of assault.

According to the coroner, Darner fell sometime on Thursday, about 24 hours before the children found her body.