Exposure killed missing couple: coroner

The Calgary medical examiner’s office confirms that a couple married almost seven decades died of exposure after they got lost in isolated bush country.

CALGARY — The Calgary medical examiner’s office confirms that a couple married almost seven decades died of exposure after they got lost in isolated bush country.

The bodies of Allen and Margaret Berrington — both in their 90s — were found just metres apart on a road not far from where their car appeared to have run out of gas.

RCMP say the couple’s car was found by two dirt bike riders Wednesday night near Water Valley, about 100 kilometres northwest of Calgary.

The two, who had been reported missing two days earlier by their family, apparently tried to walk out of the bush.

How the couple ended up where they did remains a mystery. They were last seen by family last week at a get-together at their southwest Calgary home.