Tinley Park, IL – Extreme Cold Claims Two Lives in Will County, Authorities Investigate


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Tinley Park, IL – The Will County Coroner’s Office has identified two men found in frozen conditions, potentially linked to the recent severe arctic weather in Illinois. With wind chills reaching -40 degrees last week, these incidents underscore the deadly impact of extreme cold.

According to the Coroner’s office, Todd Tschiggfrie, 44, from Park Forest, was pronounced dead on January 12th, 2024, at Silver Cross Hospital after being discovered in a frozen state in a driveway on Brookside Glen Dr. in Tinley Park. The Tinley Park Police Department is conducting an investigation into this incident, and an autopsy was performed on January 13th.

In a separate case, Craig M. Buckley, 59, from Bolingbrook, was found in similar conditions and pronounced deceased on January 16th, 2024, in Bolingbrook. The Bolingbrook Police Department is investigating, with an autopsy conducted on January 17th.

The exact causes of death are pending, with authorities awaiting autopsy, police investigation, and toxicological report results. These tragic cases highlight the critical importance of safety during extreme winter conditions.


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