Homeless Man Dies From the Cold in Sumter

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a homeless man found dead in an abandoned home in Sumter froze to death.

The Sumter County Coroner's Office told The Sumter Item that a neighbor found Jason Fleming's body in the home Thursday.

An autopsy determined Fleming died from hypothermia. Coroner Harvin Bullock says investigators did not find warm clothing with Fleming's body.

Fleming's death is the sixth from the ice and snow storm that moved across the state last week. Two were from hypothermia, two were from traffic wrecks, one was from a fire in a home that lost power and one death was from carbon monoxide poisoning as a man heated his home with a charcoal grill.


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