Thursday, December 27, 2012

IL - Man found in Skokie park 4th cold death in Cook County

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This is not the first time this has happened. Click the "FrozenToDeath" link above to read another known story. I know of two people, but I'm sure there are a lot more that this has occurred to.

12/26/2012

SKOKIE — A man found frozen near a park in Skokie on Saturday is the fourth cold-related death in Cook County since November, an autopsy found.

[name withheld], 53, was found at 3200 Oakton St. and pronounced dead at the scene at 4:10 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

[name withheld], of the 1800 block of West Farwell Avenue, died of cold exposure and his death was ruled an accident, according to an autopsy performed Monday. Skokie police had no additional information about his death, which happened near Northshore Channel Park.

His is the fourth cold-related death in Cook County since November, according to the medical examiner’s office.

[name withheld] died while lying on the ground in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on the South Side on Friday, according to the medical examiner’s office. The primary cause of death for [name withheld] was heart disease with cold exposure listed as a factor, the autopsy determined.

[name withheld], 41, died from hypothermia and cold exposure on Dec. 9, according to county records. [name withheld] a registered sex offender who was living on the street, was found dead near a University of Illinois at Chicago student center, the medical examiner’s office said.

[name withheld], 83, was the first confirmed cold-related death of the season. She was found dead at her home in the 8200 block of South Chappel Avenue on Nov. 27, the medical examiner’s office said.



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