OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An arctic cold front that descended upon eastern Nebraska and most of Iowa may have claimed an elderly victim.
Omaha police said in a news release that officers found the body of an 80-year-old man a little before 5:40 a.m. Thursday in a street not far from an assisted living center where he lived.
He was not dressed appropriately for the cold, police said. The wind chill had dropped to minus 26 degrees at that time, the National Weather Service said.
He's been identified as Robert Freymuller. The investigation into his death has been turned over to the Douglas County coroner, police said.
Many schools, businesses, and organizations remained closed or opened late because of the frigid air blast.
The weather service also warned of icy roadways and sidewalks because of the rapidly falling temperatures overnight. Surfaces that look wet could be icy.