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Two male bodies found near I-295 ramp in D.C., sudden cold possible factor in deaths

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WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Metropolitan police found the bodies of two dead male adults on Wednesday morning near the Pennsylvania Avenue ramp off of I-295.

The bodies of two deceased males were found near Pennsylvania Avenue and I-295 Wednesday morning. (Photo: Diane Cho/WJLA)

Just minutes after the freeze warning was lifted, D.C. Police were called down to east side of the bridge after a man’s body was discovered. While there, officers discovered a second body just 50 feet away.

There were no signs of trauma or foul play, but officers believe the men were homeless and that the sudden cold temperatures played a role.

"A lot of homeless people don’t have internet access, a lot of them don’t have television access, so a late freeze like this would have caught them by surprise," said Eric Sheptock, who is homeless.

 

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