PARIS, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Paris, Illinois man died of hypothermia earlier this week.

According to the Edgar County Coroner’s Office, first responders were called out to N. Austin Street in Paris around 6:35 a.m. Wednesday for a report of an unresponsive person.

Once on scene, Paris Police and Horizon Health Ambulance workers determined it was necessary to call the coroner, Scott Barrett.

Barrett reported that George W. Heath, 61, of Paris was dead on scene.

An investigation determined Heath was homeless. The owner of the residence said they had offered to have him stay at his house, but Heath reportedly refused and instead chose to stay in a detached garage on the property.

Temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday dropped into the low 20s.