Cleveland police find two bodies in bitter cold on city's east side

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Police Department found two bodies Wednesday night on the city's east side.

At 5:30 p.m., police were flagged down at the intersection of East 26th Street and Superior Avenue, and were alerted to a dead homeless man.

It appears the man died from natural causes.

While working the scene, officers found a dead woman covered in snow as well.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

Thursday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office conducted autopsies.

Some wonder if the bitter cold played a role in their deaths.

Rich Trickel, CEO of the The City Mission says there's a segment of the homeless population that are what he calls "shelter resistant."

He said there are teams of people who go out specifically to look for and help those who chose to stay outside but there is still much work to be done.

Return to Cleveland 19 for more on this developing story.

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