A Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a body was recovered from a house in Looe at around 6pm after it partially collapsed during a landslip earlier today.
The spokesman, Dave King, was unable to confirm whether it was that of the missing 68-year-old woman.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.