Cold weather may be to blame after 3 found dead in vacant home

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CHICAGO -- The cold weather may be related to the deaths of three men who were found in a home on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Chicago police confirm that three male bodies were found at 3310 N. Harding after police and fire were called to the scene at about 11:15 a.m. Monday.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene and there was no apparent sign of trauma.

Police sources tell WGN that the men are homeless and probably squatting in the abandoned house.

Officials say the cause of death is likely due to cold weather,

Autopsies will be done Tuesday.

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  • Corey Cornelius

    I was homeless in the city for about 10 yrs and it’s very common for homeless people to seek out abandoned houses or buildings for shelter not only during the winter months but during the summer Months as well. As far as homeless shelters, if your not there very early they fill up and you will be turned away. Others use to ride the trains all night although the CTA does everything they can to prevent this. I use to live under the bridge at Kedzie and Belmont and IDOT would always come and throw all of our blankets and stuff away during the winter months. Thankfully I found my way out of the situation I was in and now lead a very productive life as I’m sure many others could do if given a little help.

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