Questions If Extreme Cold Played Role in Heritage Hill Death

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Dan Lester

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 27, 2014) — New details were released Thursday after a man was found dead on a sidewalk this week in the Heritage Hill neighborhood.

Fourty-year-old Danny Lester was found Tuesday morning in the 500 block of Lyon Street NE around 7 a.m. when a passerby noticed him lying on the sidewalk and thought he was sleeping.

Grand Rapids Police said Thursday Lester was not appropriately dressed for the weather, only wearing a thin jacket, no gloves and no hat.  Officials said there were no obvious signs of trauma, and there were no obvious signs whether Lester suffered a heart attack or aneurysm.

Autopsy and toxicology results will not be available for about six to eight weeks, said police.

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3 comments

  • Bill

    Cold shouldn't be the culprit, not being smart enough to dress for the weather should be! But, I don't see many people that do dress appropriately in the winter months. If it is cold enough to dress your child in thermal wear, I would suggest you as an adult do to. It makes the weather much more tolerable!