By Liam Ford
9:27 PM EST, February 17, 2014
An Oak Forest man’s death Sunday was at least the twenty-first from cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, officials said.
Frank Beck, 80, was pronounced dead at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Beck died from hypothermia from cold exposure, with heart disease a contributing factor, the medical examiner’s office determined following an autopsy Monday.
Beck was found Sunday outside his home in the 6000 block of Oakland Street in Oak Forest by a family member, an official said.
Oak Forest police were not available for comment Monday evening.
Beck is at least the twenty-first person to die of cold-related causes this winter in Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
On Feb. 10, Elieser DeJesus, 79, of the 8600 block of Mansfield Avenue in Burbank, was pronounced dead at 9:48 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. An autopsy found he died from complications from hypothermia due to cold exposure, with heart disease as a contributing factor.
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