Homeless man freezes to death at Ohio bus stop during Christmas holiday

A homeless man from Cincinnati, Ohio was found frozen to death at a bus stop early in the morning on December 26.


Local news station KGUN 9 reports that Ken Martin, a homeless man who had struggled with addiction and who volunteered for local homeless assistance organization Maslow's Army, was found dead at 5:45 a.m. on December 26.

Cincinnati Police Sgt. Eric Franz said that Martin was "determined to have died from unknown cause and there was nothing suspicious at the scene."

Sam and Susan Landis, the co-founders of Maslow's Army, mourned Martin's loss in a Facebook post where called him a "family member" and lamented his "senseless death."

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Maslow's Army has also been lobbying the Cincinnati city government to fund a 24-hour shelter for homeless people in the city that they can use whenever temperatures grow cold.

Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Seelbach similarly lamented Martin's death, and said that the city "must do better" to provide critical resources to the homeless during cold winters.