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64-year-old Ohio man found frozen to death on porch by Mobile Meals worker

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Jan 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 13:39:01-05

A 64-year-old Ohio man was found frozen to death on his front porch Tuesday by a Mobile Meals worker who was delivering food in the area.  

The man was found at his home in Akron by the worker, who spotted him next to his wheelchair on his enclosed porch. 

Authorities identified the man as Darnell Wilson. 

The Summit County Medical Examiner's ruled that Wilson died from hypothermia and his death was accidental.

Officials said the man lived at the home with a family friend who was not home at the time of his death. 

Wilson's daughter said her father had three children and six grandchildren. She called him "loving" and "outgoing."

She said Wilson sometimes used a wheelchair but was able to walk on his own with a cane. 

Mobile Meals provides food to children, the elderly, ill, disabled and homebound who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. 

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency urges residents to check on their neighbors — especially the ill, disabled and elderly — to make sure they stay safe in the extreme cold.