A rural Belle Plaine woman was found dead outside her home Wednesday morning. Authorities say that the body of 40-year-old Patricia Brooks was found outside her residence on Hillcrest Lane in Sibley County’s Faxon Township at around 7am Wednesday. The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office says that there were no obvious signs of foul play and the case remains under investigation. More information is expected to be released later today (THU). An autopsy is being performed as well.