T he Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a man who was found last week in a building on County Route 9.

Stephen Lomsdale, 57, was found New Year’s Day in an unheated building at the small stone business he operated.

Investigator Kristen Hardy said police the cause of death appears to have been hypothermia, but police are awaiting toxicology results before issuing a final determination.

Hardy said there was no evidence drugs or alcohol played a factor.

She said Lomsdale had been living in the building, which had insufficient means of heat.

Lomsdale was discovered by a friend who stopped by the business to check on his well being.

Temperatures were in the single digits on New Year’s Eve and below zero on New Year’s Day.

With another blast of cold moving through the region this week, Hardy advised residents to stay out of the cold and to check on neighbors, especially the elderly.

“You want to make sure your heating systems are operable,” she said.

 

 

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