Posted: Jan 9, 2014 2:09 PM
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.