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Reno Officer Finds Homeless Man Dead in Park

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An autopsy is planned on a homeless man in his late 50s who was found dead in a Reno park.
 
Authorities say a Reno police officer doing a routine check on homeless people found the man dead Wednesday morning at Whitaker Park just west of the University of Nevada, Reno and near Interstate 80.
 
Police Lt. William Rulla says it's unknown whether they man died from the cold or something else. Authorities are waiting to notify family members before releasing his name.
 
Overnight temperatures in the Reno area have been in the single digits or colder for the past several days.

Rulla says officers had brought the man a sleeping bag and some food, then found him dead a day or two later when they went to check on him.  (AP)

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