Autopsy: Man found in January died of hypothermia

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that a homeless man found dead outside a Fargo business in January died of hypothermia.

WDAY television reports ( ) that the low temperature on the day Randy Lafontaine was found was 2 degrees. The 48-year-old man's body was found under a truck near a building on 1st Avenue South.

Police say the man was a frequent resident of the Gladys Ray Shelter.

Authorities had said previously that there was no evidence of a crime and they suspected exposure to cold might have been a factor, but they kept the death under investigation.


Information from: WDAY-TV,

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