A woman found dead at a Streeterville bus stop last November died in part because of the cold, bringing the number of cold-related deaths this season in Cook County to 22.
Juanita Kitchen, 47, was found at a bus stop Nov. 28 in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Kitchen, of the 7800 block of South Essex, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she later died, the medical examiner’s office said.
An autopsy found she died of heart disease and hypothermia because of cold exposure, the medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. Her death was ruled an accident.
As of Tuesday there have been 22 confirmed cold-related fatalities this season in Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office. During the 2013-14 winter season, there were 32.