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Official: 2 Cook County deaths may be cold-related

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office is trying to determine whether the extreme cold was to blame for the deaths of 2 people whose bodies were found outside their homes.

Spokeswoman Mary Paleologos says a 66-year-old woman was found outside her Chicago home on Tuesday morning by a visiting caregiver. She says the woman had a disability from a previous stroke.

On Tuesday afternoon, a postal worker discovered the frozen body of a 72-year-old Oak Park man on his front porch. Officials say the victim had a history of heart disease. He was fully clothed and wearing a jacket.

Paleologos says autopsies will determine an official cause of death.

Cold was blamed for the death of a 70-year-old Des Plaines man found Sunday inside his unheated mobile home.

RELATED: North suburban man is county's 7th cold-related death

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