Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Man desperately trying to get out of the cold dies on stairs in front of homeless shelter

As sub-zero temps swept into much of the country, Kenneth Winfield made his way to a Louisville homeless shelter in November:

"He started crying," recalled Maria Price, executive director of the day shelter. "He said, 'Please help me find an apartment. I don't want to die out there.' "
He returned again last week, but was apparently too late:

Winfield was found on the steps of the St. John Center amid sub-zero temperatures Thursday night and later died, Price said.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. Although Winfield had been living on the streets for years, he'd been trying to find a place to live:

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