Man Freezes To Death After Hiding From Cops

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A Milwaukee man who was out of prison on parole was found frozen to death after attempting to flee the scene of a car accident in order to avoid arrest.

The incident occurred on Dec. 30. Mark Henderson, 34, caused a four-car crash after speeding through a red light, WISN reported. He then fled the scene and hid between a home's shed and wooden fence.

Henderson was found dead the next day by the homeowner. His body was identified by his girlfriend, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office.

The weather dropped to sub zero-degree temperatures on the night of the incident, according to AccuWeather.com, the Daily Mail reports.

Henderson was out on parole at the time of the crash. He had previously pleaded guilty to a fatal hit-and-run incident that took place in Milwaukee on May 8, 2010. Dorian Nelson was killed in the wreck.

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Henderson was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of extended supervision. He had struck another pedestrian in the crash. That victim was treated for injuries at a nearby hospital.

According to the criminal complaint, an eyewitness said Henderson appeared to be drag racing a black van at the time of the crash. Police arrested Henderson three days later after receiving a tip.

Henderson was driving with another passenger in his vehicle at the time of the 2010 crash. That man told investigators that "the defendant accidentally struck two people who were walking across the street and came out of nowhere." He added that Henderson "panicked and kept going."

Henderson wasn't the only Milwaukee resident to freeze over the weekend.

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John W. Boehm, 51, was also found frozen to death in the back of a van near his home on Dec. 31, the Journal Sentinel reported. He reportedly got into an argument with his partner the night before and had gone out to smoke a cigarette.

According to a report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's office, Boehm had been drinking heavily prior to his death. He appeared to have tried to undress at one point, which is considered evidence of "paradoxical undressing," a sensation common among victims of hypothermia that makes them feel as if their body is burning up.

Boehm's partner initially thought the victim had called someone to pick him up. The partner eventually went looking for Boehm and found him in the van, where he would usually go to smoke.

Sources: WISN, Daily Mail, Journal Sentinel / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via Daily MailECP/Flickr

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