NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police say a man who was found dead on a Nashville porch early Tuesday morning died of natural causes.
His was discovered around 6:30 a.m. on the porch of a home in the 1600 block of Dr. D.B. Todd Jr Boulevard.
A resident of the home found the man but it is not immediately known if the man lived there.
Authorities do not believe the freezing temperatures played a role in the death.
No additional information was immediately released.
Nashville’s Cold Weather Reponse is at a Level Three, which is triggered when temperatures reach 19 degrees. Street outreach teams are canvassing the streets to help people experiencing homelessness.
Metro opened an emergency shelter at East Park Community Center in Nashville and the Humane Association’s mobile pet unit is parked outside for those with pets. The shelter is opened from 7:30 p.m. until 8 a.m.
Metro continues to update the status of its Cold Weather Response plan at www.coldweathernashville.com. There you can find plenty of resources and information about what to do during the cold days.
If you see someone on the streets and you’re concerned about them, call Metro’s non-emergency number at 615-862-8600.
Officers are conducting “cold patrols” and do a welfare check for those sleeping on Nashville’s streets or in their cars.