Man Found Dead On His Porch; Police Think He Froze To Death

53-year-old Charles Donnie Brewer was found dead on porch on Adams Road in Corbin.

Police believe hypothermia is the cause of death.

They are awaiting toxicology reports.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor

AP Story

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in southern Kentucky say a man found dead on his own front porch probably froze to death.

Laurel County Sheriff's investigators say the 53-year-old man was found dead late Tuesday afternoon at his home in Corbin. His name wasn't immediately released.

An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of the man's death, but investigators say it appears to be from hypothermia. Police also say alcohol was involved.

High temperatures in the region Tuesday were in the upper 30s with lows in the mid-20s.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Laura on Dec 7, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    No, I'm not dumb. I do realize that hypothermia is the next step up from death, having been a nurse for 20 years. I also know that not even water FREEZES unless the temperature is below 32 degrees.
  • by duh Location: richmond on Dec 6, 2007 at 08:33 AM
    @ Laura are you dumb? DO you not realise hypothermia is the next step up from death? DO you not realise when your body drops below 90F you are dead? So 35F will easliy kill you. IF you dont belive me go sleep outside to night and thin the Darwin herd for others.
  • by Someone in Corbin Location: Corbin on Dec 6, 2007 at 04:45 AM
    It is suspected that he came home sometime Monday night a passed out on the front porch. The temperatures Monday night was below freezeing. If alcohol was in his system it was have made it easier for him to freeze to death due to the thinning of your blood.
  • by Bub Smith Location: Lexington on Dec 4, 2007 at 11:03 PM
    This is terrible and I pray for his family and friends.
  • by Laura Location: Lexington on Dec 4, 2007 at 10:29 PM
    How can you freeze to death when the temperature is above freezing outside???? You can get hypothermia but you can't "freeze to death".

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