According to a tweet posted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the 60-year-old man was found dead just before noon at I-10 East and Sheldon Road.
1/2 Deputies were called to the overpass at I-10 East at Sheldon Road today just before noon. A 60-year-old man experiencing homelessness was found deceased, possibly from exposure. Cause of death will be determined by autopsy. #hounews pic.twitter.com/aOsbaPbYcn— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) February 15, 2021
Though a formal cause of death has not been determined, the sheriff's office said he died "possibly of exposure."
"[A] cause of death will be determined by autopsy," read the tweet.
In a second tweet, the sheriff's office said members of its homeless outreach team offered to take the man to warming center before, but he "unfortunately declined."
The unusually icy emergency knocked out power for millions of Texans. Many have been hunkering down at various Houston shelters, but Mayor Sylvester Turner said other warming centers had to be shut down because those locations, too, lost power.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.