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2 deaths in New Orleans attributed to deep freeze

1 year ago January 09, 2014 Jan 9, 2014 Thursday, January 09 2014 Thursday, January 09, 2014 1:09:26 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

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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