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Des Plaines man at least 7th cold death in Cook County

Staff report

5:01 PM CST, January 21, 2013

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A Des Plaines man died over the weekend from hypothermia due to cold exposure, making him at least the seventh person to die in Cook County from cold-related causes this season.

Lawrence Sviontek, 70, of the 1300 block of Rand Road in Des Plaines, was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m. Sunday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Sviontek died from hypothermia from cold exposure in an accident, the medical examiner’s office found following an autopsy today.

Officials at the Des Plaines Police Department did not have information available today.

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