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DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) - Authorities are attributing two more deaths to cold weather in Illinois.
The Cook County medical examiner's office reported Friday that a 57-year-old woman died of hypothermia and cold exposure with alcohol consumption as a contributing factor.
And in southern Illinois, a 46-year-old man likely died from the extreme cold earlier this week.
Perry County Coroner Paul Searby says a preliminary autopsy indicates that 46-year-old Anthony Jones of DuQuoin (doo'-KOYN') died of hypothermia, though toxicology reports are pending.
The Southern Illinoisan of Carbondale reports that (http://tinyurl.com/q2obvuo) a family member discovered Jones' body on Tuesday afternoon in a small building he lived in. Searby says the building had minimal heat.
The deaths of at least nine Illinois residents have been attributed to the cold and snow this week.
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