Santa Clara County: Homeless Men Who Died From Hypothermia Identified

By Bay City News
|  Monday, Dec 9, 2013  |  Updated 8:41 PM PDT
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Efforts to Provide Homeless Shelter Intensify After 4 Die From Hypothermia

Four homeless people died in Santa Clara County overnight because of hypothermia, the medical examiner’s Office confirmed Friday afternoon. George Kiriyama reports.

Homeless Death Tally in Bay Area Climbs With Cold Snap

An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on a homeless man, found wearing only a T-shirt and shorts over the weekend in Hayward, to determine if hypothermia played a role in his death. Kris Sanchez reports.
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The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office have released the identities of four homeless men who died over a week's time due to cold weather exposure in San Jose and Saratoga.

All four men passed from causes related to hypothermia between Nov. 28 and Thursday, the medical examiner reported.

The first to die was Daniel Brillhart, 52, whose body was found Nov. 28 south of downtown San Jose under a bridge for state Route 87 at Delmas and Auzerias avenues.

Last Wednesday, the body of Enrique Rubio, 56, was located in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The next two deaths were discovered last Thursday: a body found in a garage in 20000 block of Orchard Road in Saratoga was identified as Andrew Greenleaf, 48, and the body of Daniel Moore, 53, was recovered at Curtner and Canoas Garden avenues near state Route 87.

On Friday, EHC Lifebuilders announced that in response to the deaths and unusually cold winter weather, it had added 375 beds at three homeless shelters San Jose, Sunnyvale and Gilroy until today to handle more people during current cold conditions.

There are about 7,600 homeless people in Santa Clara County, many living outdoors in the elements within encampments, Jenny Niklaus, spokeswoman for EHC Lifebuilders.

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