55-year-old man found dead, 'frozen' near snow shovel in Wisconsin garage: Officials

The autopsy is pending, officials said.

January 29, 2019, 3:49 PM

A 55-year-old man was "cold and frozen" when he was found dead in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, garage on Tuesday, according to a local official.

The man, whose identity was not released, collapsed in his detached garage with a snow shovel close by, Karen Domagalski, operations manager at the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office, told ABC News.

It's unclear how long the man was in the garage, Domagalski said.

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The autopsy is pending, she said.

This death comes as the Midwest faces a massive winter blast and dangerous temperatures.

As Wisconsin residents dig out from over 1 foot of snow, dangerously cold air -- the coldest in decades -- is expected in the Midwest Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Chicago could see a wind chill of minus 50 degrees and Green Bay could see a wind chill of minus 40 on Wednesday.

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