Homeless Reno man, 59, died in cold at park

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Updated: 12/16/2013 7:25 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police have identified the homeless Reno man who died in the bitter cold at a city park as 59-year-old Jerome Cleommie Austin.

Austin was found dead at Whitaker Park on Dec. 11 about 8:30 a.m.

Investigators say he died from exposure just a day after a Reno officer conducting a welfare check had brought him a new sleeping bag, blanket, jacket and food.

Police say Austin routinely stayed in the park just west of the University of Nevada, Reno near U.S. Interstate 80.

The officer who found him and several others had known him about 20 years.


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zhatyu332 - 12/18/2013 12:10 PM
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yroph16718 - 12/17/2013 6:51 PM
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This is so sad and I'm sure the police officer is also sad noting the the day before his death the officer tried to make this homeless man fill better god bless the officer this officer is a good friend of mine and may this homeless man RIP.

Denton - 12/17/2013 3:05 PM
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Kramer is just a heartless troll looking for attention at mynews4.com. Just ignore him because he is worthless and loves when others suffer. He is from California and thinks that those in Nevada are some how less than him and his state. Sad man who has no life from all his nonsense posts. What's wrong the air and crime is to much for you do be outside instead of trolling a news site?

renomommy - 12/17/2013 2:48 PM
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If you are trying to be funny, you have failed.

Kramer - 12/17/2013 12:29 PM
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ironic, because Whittaker was first American to scale Mt. Everest.

Kramer - 12/17/2013 12:28 PM
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was this that roly-poly guy who clue-lessly avoided shelters?

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