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Winnebago County coroner investigating 3 possible hypothermia deaths


Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says his office is investigating three deaths that are possibly due to hypothermia. 

He says the incidents are separate. No official cause of death has been released because the coroner's office is still waiting on toxicology reports to come back, Hintz says. 

Hintz says the first case happened in December 2017 when a 48-year-old woman was found dead in the 1600 block of School Street. 

On Jan 3. a 41-year-old man was pronounced dead after emergency crews found his body on the ice in the Rock River. His death remains under investigation. 

And on Saturday, Jan. 6, a 51-year-old man was found in the snow on Trilling Avenue. 

Hintz says toxicology results can take as long as 2 weeks to come back. 13 News will follow these stories and keep you updated as more information becomes available. 

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