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Man Found Frozen To Death May Have Been Outside Running Nude

(MADISON, Ind., January 30th, 2004, 2 p.m.) -- The results of a Jefferson County autopsy suggest a man who was found frozen to death in Madison might have been outside running nude.

Preliminary results of the autopsy indicate 31-year-old Paul Randall Hise died of hypothermia. Authorities found his body on a porch dressed in only shorts.

Madison police believe Hise is the same man seen running nude down one of the southeastern Indiana town's streets shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday.

A spokesman for the Jefferson County Coroner's Office says Hise had cuts and scrapes on his body, but nothing that would have been fatal.

Disorientation is one symptom of hypothermia, making scraping consistent with a victim stumbling around.

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