Elderly man found dead from hypothermia, wife also hospitalized
NEW ROADS - Authorities have confirmed that an elderly man was found dead inside his home Wednesday due to ice-cold conditions in Southeast Louisiana.
According to the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office, 84-year-old Paul Maker was found dead in a wheelchair inside his home on St. Peter Street Wednesday morning. The coroner has determined that Maker died of hypothermia.
The sheriff's office says a space heater was found inside the house, but it was not being used.
Authorities say his wife, who's in her 70s, was also found inside the home, near hypothermia herself. She was taken to an area hospital.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Gonzales subdivision pushes through zoning commission despite residents' concerns
Small businesses warn prices could go up with minimum wage increase
Bigger shipment of vaccines next week could speed up wait for some...
Bridge Center leaders say opening is imminent, facility now licensed
Tuesday's Health Report