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Cold blamed in death of apparently homeless man in Missouri

Cold blamed in death of apparently homeless man in Missouri

January 29th, 2019 by Associated Press in Local News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A coroner said an apparently homeless man whose body was found partially covered with snow in a wooded area north of Springfield likely died of the cold.

Greene County Medical Examiner Tom Van De Berg said the man had been dead a few days when some homeless people who were looking for a place to camp discovered his body Thursday behind a Waffle House restaurant.

He was identified Monday as 58-year-old Andrew Rodiger.

The Springfield News-Leader reported De Berg said there was no sign of obvious injury or foul play. He said given last week's bitter cold, hypothermia appears to be a cause or contributing factor in the man's death.