Cook County records 1st cold death of the season

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office says a man died this weekend from hypothermia — the county’s first cold weather death of the season.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/IqvLx4 ) an autopsy was performed Monday on Daniel Badillo.

It showed the 50-year-old died of hypothermia, cold exposure and acute and chronic alcoholism.

The Chicago man’s death was considered an accident.

Sunday’s low in Chicago sank to 11 degrees at O’Hare International Airport. It was the coldest day recorded at since late January.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index

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