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Dangerous Cold Temps May Have Killed One in Prince George's, Police Say

Police say they believe the man was homeless.

Prince George's police are investigating a possible weather related death in Oxon Hill.|Photo credit: Patch file
Prince George's police are investigating a possible weather related death in Oxon Hill.|Photo credit: Patch file
Prince George's County police are investigating a possible weather related death after finding a man dead outside in Oxon Hill Tuesday morning. 

Officers were called to the 4700 block of Allentown Road in Oxon Hill at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a welfare check. Once on the scene, they found the body of a man outside, behind an area business.

The man was unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say there were no signs of foul play, and the man appeared to have been homeless. It is possible that the extreme cold temperatures on Monday night and Tuesday morning played a role in the man's death, according to police.

Detectives say they are awaiting autopsy results. 

An arctic blast blanked the region late Monday causing 12 below zero wind chills late Monday night and early Tuesday morning. If confirmed, this would be the first weather-related death reported in Prince George's County in 2014. 


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