01/05/2018 11:11 EST | Updated 01/05/2018 12:45 EST

Exeter, Ontario Couple Found Dead Outdoors After Wife Went To Check On Husband

The bodies of Ada and Grant Triebner were found on an Exeter-area property.

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EXETER, Ont. — Provincial police and the coroner's officer continue to investigate the deaths of an elderly couple in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday morning.

Huron County OPP say they were called out for a well-being check at a home in the Exeter area at around 9 a.m. and found the bodies of two people.

The body of 90-year-old Grant Triebner was found just inside an open barn on the property.

An obituary posted on a funeral home website says he died from a massive heart attack.

Police say his wife, 83-year-old Ada Triebner, had gone outside to check on her husband, but fell victim to the extreme cold and died outdoors.

Temperatures had dropped to at least -15 C in the area the day before.

The deaths came amid a severe cold snap that continues to envelop much of Ontario.

With a file from Emma Prestwich

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