Autopsy: Man dead from cold exposure in Archer Heights

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A man found unresponsive Thursday afternoon in the Archer Heights neighborhood died of hypothermia, an autopsy performed Saturday revealed.

Mariusz Piwowarczyk, 38, was found inside a vehicle about 3 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 52nd Place, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Piwowarczyk, who was likely homeless, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy found he died from hypothermia and cold exposure, with chronic alcoholism listed as a secondary cause, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled an accident.

Area Central detectives are conducting a death investigation.

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