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Deep Freeze Connected To 2 Deaths in Detroit

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Police say at least two people in the Detroit area have died in the extremely cold weather , including a former member of the City Council in the town of Ecorse, Michigan.

Ecorse detective Tim Sassak tells TV station WDIV that the man was discovered Wednesday. Sassak says the man wasn't wearing a hat or gloves and wasn't dressed for below-zero temperatures.

Sassak says police believe the man was disoriented. He was found across the street, near a neighbor's house.

Ecorse is about 15 miles southwest of Detroit.

In Detroit, a 70-year-old man was found dead in front of a neighbor's home Wednesday. No names were released.

The deaths bring to at least six the number of fatalities linked to the extremely cold temperatures in the Midwest.

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