Man found in Logan Square alley is Cook County’s 18th cold-related death this season

The 59-year-old was found unresponsive by officers Dec. 26, authorities said.

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Cook County’s 18th Cold-related death of the season was reported in Logan Square

Cold exposure was found to be a factor in the death of man found Dec. 26, 2019, in the 2800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

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A 59-year-old man who died last month in Logan Square on the Northwest Side is Cook County’s 18th cold-related death of the season, according to the medical examiner’s office. 

Officers found the man unresponsive about 9:50 p.m. Dec. 26 in an alley in the 2800 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An autopsy determined the man, who remains unidentified, died as a result of ethanol and drug toxicity with cold exposure as a contributing factor, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident. 

Seventeen other people in Cook County have died of cold-related causes this season, the first confirmed case happening Nov. 1 in Avondale.

Last season, 60 people died of cold-related causes in Cook County between Sept. 14, 2018, and May 23, 2019.

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