Man dies of exposure on Spokane sidewalk

SPOKANE — A man found dead on a Spokane sidewalk Tuesday died of exposure to the cold.

The body of Benjamin Payne, 57, was found near a snow bank. An autopsy determined the cause of death was hypothermia.

Police told The Spokesman-Review that there were signs of trauma on the body and they’re investigating whether the injuries were accidental or caused by an assault.

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