Salem’s Fourth District City Councilwoman Gail Napier was found unresponsive in the backyard of an apartment in Twin House Apartment complex early Saturday morning and later flown by helicopter to U of L Hospital, according to Salem Police. 

A 911 call was placed at 8:20a and Washington County EMS responded to the Twin House Apartments (near WSLM) that a woman was lying in the grass and was unresponsive but breathing.

When Salem Police officers arrived on the scene, they located Napier lying unresponsive in the back yard of the residence. 

It was not clear if this was her residence, although the complex is owned by the family.

Officers stated that Napier had blood on her hands and face and appeared to be in a hypothermic state. 

Police said the exterior window screens of the residence had been torn off. 

Police called for an ambulance and Napier was taken to U of L. 

Indiana State Police was also called to the scene and continue to aid in the investigation. 

Sgt. Carry Huls said during a phone call Saturday evening that he believed it was medically-related.