Jan 102014
 

The tent where a woman in her 50s was found dead under the Pontchartrain Expressway on Wednesday. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The tent where a woman in her 50s was found dead under the Pontchartrain Expressway on Wednesday. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

The woman found dead in a tent Wednesday afternoon underneath the Pontchartrain Expressway died of hypothermia related to the extreme cold weather, the coroner confirmed to Meg Farris of our partners at WWL-TV, and another man was also found dead of hypothermia Tuesday near a Poydras Street hotel.

The woman found under the overpass was identified as Davetta Odom, 58, and the man whose body was near the downtown hotel was 32-year-old Charles Bourgeois, reports Danny Monteverde of The New Orleans Advocate.

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  • ultimateliberal

    Truly sad…..and we call ourselves a civilized people……we let this happen to our most vulnerable and fragile citizens.

  • Linda Cornish Rioux

    we are one of the richest nations on earth, and someone can freeze to death on the streets of our city, what brought us to this ?

  • beleck3

    people allowed to die in the cold. worth less, allowed to freeze. some weird sense of values here.