An Illinois man that went missing, was found this past Friday night...Not the ending friends and family were hoping for. MyStateline

The temps are freezing, being anywhere outside for a long period of time can be extremely bad. A missing Libertyville, IL man was discovered in the freezing cold.

The word cold written in frost on a car
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The body of 21-year-old Matthew Listman was discovered near a Creek in Normal, Illinois. The man's body was found at the intersection of W. Summit and N. Main Streets in Normal, Illinois.

The man's toxicology report should be released soon, but the cause of death was because of drowning to death in the setting of cold exposure. So sad.

Police officials in Normal, Illinois  are investigating the cause of death further, after the man went missing for a period of time. Initially there appears to be no criminal activity, but the authorities will continue to investigate.

According to the CDC exposure to the cold for a long period of time is in fact, deadly.

Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your body’s stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. A body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. - CDC

Hypothermia is extremely dangerous and deadly, the person that is dealing with it could not understand what is happening to them, which lead to them not doing what is correct to take care of themselves. Not doing anything about it, can in fact lead to death.

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