Another Cold Weather-Related Death?

The deadly cold has apparently claimed another victim.

A man’s body was found along the 900 block of Ridge Avenue in Center City Philadelphia around 8 a.m. Thursday.

Philadelphia Police investigated the death as possibly being caused by the bitter cold.

According to police, the man’s death appeared to be related to the arctic weather. An official coroner’s report would be needed to confirm if the man, who was in his 30s and believed to be homeless, did actually died because of subzero temperatures.

This death comes a day after three confirmed deaths and one unconfirmed cold deaths in Delaware County.

An official with the Delaware County Medical Examiner's Office told NBC10 that a 67-year-old man died in Swarthmore, a 92-year-old woman died in Ridley Township and an 87-year-old man died in Wallingford. A Ridley Township Police detective also told NBC10 that another man died in Ridley Township, though that was not confirmed by the county medical examiner.

Natalie Pagano, a professional caregiver, says that the deaths should serve as reminders for people to check on their elderly relatives and neighbors more frequently during periods of extreme cold.

"I work with dementia patients," Pagano said. "So it's devastating. It just takes a blink of an eye for something to happen like this."

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