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Woman's death near Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills being investigated as 'not natural'

Posted: 6:02 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 18:02:49-04
Hocking Hills Old Man's caves

LOGAN, Ohio — There is evidence that a falling log that killed a 44-year-old woman in Hocking Hills on Sunday “was not a natural occurrence,” according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The incident happened Monday around 5:30 p.m. on the stairs near Old Man’s Cave.

The woman, later identified as Victoria Schafer, of Chillicothe, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Anyone who may have witnessed what happened or has information regarding the incident is asked to call ODNR at 614-799-9538.

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