Homeless man who died was close to receiving housing help

Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune

An advocate for the homeless says a man who was found dead under a bridge in South Bend was near the top of the list to receive permanent government-funded housing or a voucher to rent a private apartment or house.

The South Bend Tribune reports that the St. Joseph County Coroner’s office has ruled that 57-year-old Darrell Bradberry died from dysrhythmia, or an abnormal heart rhythm, caused by hypothermia.

Bradberry is the second homeless man to die of the cold in South Bend in less than a month. Forty-four-year-old Anthony Young died of hypothermia in December.