The Five Points MARTA station. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
It appears a man froze to death last night near the Five Points MARTA station.
Around 4:30 this morning, police officers responded to a call of a person down near 55 Peachtree Street. The man was dead when officers arrived, according to preliminary information released by the Atlanta Police Department.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and told officers the man appeared to have died of natural causes. Last night’s near-freezing weather maybe have played a role, the report indicates. The investigation is ongoing, and the autopsy will determine the cause of death conclusively.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the man has not yet been identified, and appeared to be homeless.