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Police: Homeless man likely froze to death in N Carolina

January 16, 2018

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Police believe a homeless man froze to death under a bridge in North Carolina.

The Salisbury Post reports that a relative found 74-year-old Robert Clarence Doyle under a bridge early Sunday morning, when the temperature was in the teens.

Police reports say the victim’s brother knew he was there but hadn’t spoken with him in a few days. The newspaper says the two last spoke Jan. 11 by phone.

The brother told police that Doyle had a number of health issues and would not seek help.

Police Lt. Greg Beam says it’s believed that Doyle died as a result of exposure to the cold weather.

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Information from: Salisbury Post, http://www.salisburypost.com

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