**Editor’s note on Jan. 27, 2022: This story has been updated to reflect new information from the security team**

RICHFIELD, Ohio (WJW) – The Summit County Medical Examiner tells FOX 8 a nursing home resident was found dead outside the facility lying in the snow Tuesday.

The medical examiner was called to The Renaissance of Richfield/Bath.

The facility is located at 3975 Everett Rd. in Richfield.

Gary Guenther from the medical examiner’s office tells FOX 8 nursing home staff found the woman around 5:45 a.m. The medical examiner identified her as 75-year-old Peggy Jirousek.

The medical examiner is investigating the case as a possible hypothermia death.

Richfield Police Chief Mike Swanson released a statement to FOX 8:

“Richfield Police are working closely with the Ohio Department of Health on the investigation into the recent death of a resident of the Renaissance of Richfield/Bath senior living facility. Richfield Police officers and EMTs from the Richfield Fire Department responded to an emergency call from a Renaissance staff member who found resident Peggy Jirousek lying on the ground outside the facility. Mrs. Jirousek was unresponsive and was later pronounced dead. Our sincerest sympathies go out to Mrs. Jirousek’s family and loved ones after this tragic incident. Given that this is an active investigation, we’ll have no comment beyond this statement and the incident report.”

FOX 8 Weather reports temperatures were in the 20s Monday night and Tuesday morning.

According to a 911 call, a nurse at the facility said she found Jirousek in a courtyard of the facility’s Memory Care unit.

Renaissance of Richfield/Bath’s website says it provides assisted living and memory care for seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s. According to the website, the facility is “designed with cutting-edge technology to provide security and safety” and “members have access to beautiful and secure outdoor courtyards.”

A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Health said the agency could not comment on an ongoing investigation. FOX 8 News has requested the state’s records for the facility.

“The ownership and the staff at the Renaissance of Richfield feel bad and express their condolences and prayers and sympathy for the family,” Tim Dimoff, President of SACS Consulting and Security Services, told FOX 8 News in an interview Wednesday. “The facility, the ownership, and everybody involved are fully cooperating with the independent investigation.”

In the interview, Tim Dimoff told FOX 8 News that SACS Consulting provides security for the assisted living facility and he believed one of its security guards was there at the time of the incident.

On Thursday, a member of SACS Consulting, Inc. contacted FOX 8 and said the company is “merely serving as a security consultant and spokesperson during this investigation” and does not provide security or security officers at the facility.