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HCSO: Homeless man found dead in van from suspected exposure to cold weather

A second man was found dead near Midtown on a median, Houston police said.
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Harris County Sheriff's deputies said a homeless man was found dead in a van Monday, his death is potentially due to the severe cold weather.

Officials said just before noon, deputies were called to the overpass at I-10 near Sheldon where they found the 60-year-old man dead.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said members of the Homeless Outreach Team had previously offered to take the man to a warming center, but he declined.

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The man's official cause of death will have to be determined by an autopsy.  

Man found dead near Midtown

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said a second man was found dead in a median in the 3500 block of Spur 527 near Bagby.

He said a passerby found the man unresponsive and called police.

The cause of death has not been determined but his exposure to the severe cold weather is likely the cause, the chief said.

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