Neighbors believe man froze to death

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Neighbors believe man froze to death

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by Andrea Lutz

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Posted on January 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 2:07 PM

BOISE -- Neighbors in a Boise trailer park believe the extreme cold may have contributed to the death of a man found this morning outside a trailer home. While his cause of death is still unknown, those who found him say it looks like he froze to death.

Police aren't saying much about this case just yet, they are looking for answers themselves.

But those we talked to who live in the Riley Trailer Park say the man, in his 60s, was drinking the night before with a friend, and then was found very cold to the touch around 8:30 a.m.

The man was found lying just outside a fifth-wheel trailer.

We spoke to the man who owns the trailer. He doesn't want to be identified, but says the victim came over to drink with him last night, and after awhile he asked him to leave.

He said he yelled at him to go home, but the victim did not, so he left him and went to his girlfriend's place.

This morning he got a call from a neighbor saying the police were at his residence and his friend was found dead outside.

Police on scene confirmed that there was some sort of physical altercation before the man was found dead. But they aren't sure if that contributed to his death.

The Ada County coroner will perform an autopsy on the man to determine how he died.

Temperatures in Boise this morning were the lowest they have been in almost four years.

Police are still investigating the man's death.

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