The death of a 58-year-old homeless man is being attributed to hyperthermia and cold exposure, an autopsy found today.
Francisco Rojas was found early Monday on the 1900 block of South Ashland Avenue and was pronounced dead at 8:25 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner's office.
An autopsy conducted today determined that Rojas died of hypothermia and cold exposure as the primary cause of his death.
Officials also indicated that a contributing factor in the man's death was cirrhosis and alcohol intoxication, according to the autopsy. The man’s death was ruled an accident.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun