Cook County Reports 13th Cold-Related Death of Season

The Cook County Medical Examiner has confirmed its 13th cold-related death of the season after an 83-year-old man was found dead on Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the man was found in the 400 block of West 104th Street in Chicago, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy found that the man died as a result of cold exposure, with hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease as a contributing factor.

The man’s death was ruled to be an accident.

The news comes as the Chicago-area is expected to deal with an icy blast of air over the coming days. A Wind Child Watch has been issued for a large chunk of the region beginning on Thursday evening, with wind chills expected to drop as low as 30 below zero, according to the National Weather Service. 

For a full list of warming centers in the Chicago-area, the city encourages residents to visit the county's website

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