According to a tweet posted by Acevedo on Monday, the man was found dead in the 3500 block of Spur 527 near Bagby Street. He said someone saw him and immediately called police.
Very sad about the death of a male subject in our city. Please seek shelter tonight. Temperature is already down to 20 degrees with windchill of 6 degrees. pic.twitter.com/5NSu8Wa155— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) February 16, 2021
"While we suspect the cause of death to be related to exposure to extreme low temperatures, the official cause of death pending an autopsy," wrote Acevedo.
Also on Monday, the sheriff's office said a homeless man was found dead at an overpass in east Harris County.
According to a tweet posted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the man was found dead just before noon on Monday 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."
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