FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – – Police officers said the cold weather conditions in parts of northern Arizona were believed to have contributed to the deaths of two people in Flagstaff.
According to a statement released on Oct. 27, officials found that Flagstaff's Timothy M. Begay, aged 61, was unresponsive and was not breathing in an area south of the intersection of Route 66 and Milton Road. He was pronounced dead by local medical personnel.
A second person, identified by the police as 39-year-old Ferris C. Poleahla from Flagfstaff, was found in the bathroom on the west side of Bushmaster Park, which is east of the city. Poleahla was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
"The most recent snow storm on October 26, 2020 brought strong winds and freezing temperatures with it. Both people were in inconspicuous places that were not readily visible to the public," said part of the statement.
Officials say there appear to be no suspicious circumstances in the two deaths being investigated by the Flagstaff Police's Criminal Investigations Unit.
According to the Flagstaff office of the National Weather Service, the maximum temperature on October 26th was 38 ° F, which is 20 degrees below the normal value of 58 ° F.
This story was told from Phoenix.
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