Humboldt Park Woman Dies From Exposure To Cold

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A thermometer shows minus 8°C in front of San Siro Stadium in Milan on December 20, 2009 a few hours before the Italian Serie A football match between Inter Milan and Lazio Roma. (Credit: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

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(STMW) – A Humboldt Park woman is the fifth cold-related death of the season in Cook County.

Margie Chandler, 62, died at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 8:35 a.m. Thursday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Chandler, of the 600 block of North Hamlin Avenue, died from complications of hypothermia and cold exposure, the medical examiner’s office said.

Four other deaths in Cook County this season were found to be caused at least partly by cold weather.

Carolyn Wilkins, 61, died at Franciscan St. James Health in Chicago Heights at 8:32 a.m. Dec. 10, according to the medical examiner’s office. Wilkins, of the 1200 block of Damico Drive in Chicago Heights, died of heart disease, hypothermia and diabetes, an autopsy found.

Fifty-two-year-old David Kraft was discovered under a bridge Nov. 26 on the West Side, according to the medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead there in the 3000 block of West Washington. An autopsy found Kraft died of hypothermia, cold exposure and alcoholism.

Fifty-year-old Daniel Badillo was found in the 3100 block of West 99th Street and pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital on Nov. 24, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of hypothermia, cold exposure, and acute and chronic alcoholism.

A 64-year-old woman found dead in the North Side Uptown neighborhood in October was the season’s first cold-related death. Beverly Weaver was found dead in the 1500 block of West Lawrence Avenue on Oct. 25, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found she died of hypothermia, cold exposure and HCVD.

All of the deaths have been ruled accidental.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)