Medical examiner: Cold weather may have contributed to death of 2 men in Milwaukee


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MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office says the recent cold snap may have contributed to the deaths of two men in Milwaukee.

The first death was reported shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. A 58-year-old man with a history of homelessness was found in an alcove near a liquor store.

His body temperature was about 65 degrees. The man's cause of death is still pending, but investigators say it likely was from exposure to the cold.

On Saturday, a 91-year-old man was found dead during a welfare check at his unheated 30-degree home. An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

The Journal Sentinel ( ) reports authorities are still attempting to locate family for both men, so their names were not released.

The National Weather Service warns that arctic cold will continue this week.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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