An Oak Forest manâ€™s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said.
Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examinerâ€™s office.
Beck died from hypothermia from cold exposure, with heart disease a contributing factor, the medical examinerâ€™s office determined following an autopsy Monday.
Beck was found Sunday outside his home in the 6000 block of Oakland Street in Oak Forest by a family member, an official said.
Oak Forest police were not available for comment Monday evening.
Beck is at least the twenty-first person to die of cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examinerâ€™s office.
On Feb. 10, Elieser DeJesus, 79, of the 8600 block of Mansfield Avenue in Burbank, was pronounced dead at 9:48 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. An autopsy found he died from complications from hypothermia due to cold exposure, with heart disease as a contributing factor.
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