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Newton County man dies of hypothermia

Friday, February 4, 2011 | 11:57 a.m. CST

NEOSHO — Newton County authorities say an 89-year-old man who was found outside his home in freezing temperatures died of hypothermia.

Sheriff's Capt. Richard Leavens says officers went to the man's rural Diamond home after receiving a missing person report early Thursday. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

The Joplin Globe reported that the county's coroner, Mark Bridges, said the man was found against the back of his house, wearing a coat but no gloves. It's unknown when or why he went outside.


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