Possible cold weather death investigated

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the possible weather-related death of a man found outside his Milwaukee home Friday, as forecasters were predicting even colder air to hit the state Sunday.

Officials say the 66-year-old man was found on the sidewalk outside his house with a core body temperature of 45 degrees. He was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m. An autopsy is pending.

The deep freeze in Wisconsin was already breaking records Friday, even before the coldest air of the season arrives next week.

A record low temperature was set in Green Bay Friday morning, where the mercury dipped to minus 18. The National Weather Service says that tops the 17 below mark last recorded in 1979. Antigo also set a record Friday at minus 25.


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