Oak Forest Man, 80, Dies of Hypothermia, Cold Exposure

The man is at least the 21st this season to perish due to weather-related symptoms.

An elderly Oak Forest man who died Sunday marks at least the 21st weather-related death of the season.

Frank Beck, of the 6000 block of Oakland Avenue, died Feb. 16 at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest at 5:57 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. 

Autopsy results showed hypothermia, cold exposure and heart disease led to Beck's death, Sun-Times Media reports. 

Last week, a 79-year-old Burbank man died of similar causes. Earlier this month, an 86-year-old Oak Lawn woman died of hypothermia after she was found outside her South Meade Avenue home in the snow.

cindy February 19, 2014 at 09:14 PM
Few details given here? Was no one checking on him? This is why you have to be in contact with elderly neighbors and friends in time of extreme weather. So very sad.


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