2 deaths in New Orleans attributed to deep freeze

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Posted: Jan 9, 2014 2:09 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Deaths, New Orleans, Deep, Freeze

NEW ORLEANS- A homeless woman whose body was found inside a tent under an overpass in New Orleans has died as a result of the hard freeze that swept through the state this week.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office says the 58-year-old woman, found Wednesday, is the second homeless person to die of hypothermia as temperatures dipped to the low 20s.

A homeless man was also found dead Tuesday in the city's Central Business District.

And in Opelousas, police said cold is the likely reason that a 51 year-old homeless woman died after refusing a ride to a shelter.

Frances Cunha's body was found Monday.

Authorities are investigating whether another woman found dead in her car Monday died as a result of the weather.

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