The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of a 51-year-old homeless man, who was found in a car about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 8700 block of West Capitol Drive.
The Medical Examiner’s Office tweeted late Saturday that the man died of possible weather exposure, but a representative from the examiner’s office said later that the case is being investigated as a possible drug overdose.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The medical examiner’s office is investigating seven other deaths from the weekend as possible overdoses.
Death investigations so far this weekend: 7 probable OD’s, 2 homicides, 1 suicide, 1 probable environmental exposure and 0 COVID deaths. Autopsies scheduled for Monday.
— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) February 7, 2021
This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Homeless man found dead in a cold car; medical examiner suspects it was a drug overdose