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Flagstaff Police: Two Recent Deaths Likely Weather-Related

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Flagstaff Police say a pair of unrelated deaths appear to have been caused by exposure to the cold.

Police responded to two calls last week of unresponsive individuals.

 

A department release identifies the deceased as 49-year-old George Toldeo and 68-year-old Paul Zilth Jr.

 

Police say both deaths are under investigation, though neither instance appears suspicious.

 

Extreme weather and severe cold are believed to be constributing factors, and a department release says both individuals were found partially covered in snow.

The department asks the public to call its non-emergency phone number or area service providers such as Flagstaff Shelter Services, Catholic Social Services or Sunshine Rescue Mission if they see someone who may be in need of assistance.

 

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