Cold exposure causes death of Rogers Park man

A Rogers Park man found outside in Skokie Saturday died of cold exposure, authorities said.

An autopsy Monday determined Luis M. Escalante, 53, died of cold exposure and his death was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Escalante, of the 1800 block of West Farwell Avenue, was found Saturday in the 3200 block of Oakton Street in Skokie. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 4:10 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Skokie police offered no details.

Escalante is one of at least four people whose deaths involved cold exposure this winter, authorities said.

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