The region's deep freeze may have contributed to the death of an elderly woman whose body was found outside the back door of her Bucks County home Tuesday morning, police said.

Authorities were called around 10:30 a.m. to the 1900 block of Potters Place in Northampton Township. Upon arrival, they found a woman in her late 80s outside near an open back door of her home, Police Chief Mike Clark said.

The woman, whose name was not released, was naked, Clark said, and inside, the shower was running. It appeared the woman had opened the door, perhaps to let out steam from the shower, fell, and died, Clark said. There were no signs of foul play.

The woman lived alone and it was unclear how long her body had been there, Clark said. A neighbor called police after noticing the body.