by William Skink
Yesterday a homeless man was found unresponsive outside the Union Gospel Mission and later pronounced dead due to hypothermia. Today it was finally reported by one local media outlet, NBC Montana:
The Missoula Police Department responded to an unresponsive man at the block of 600 Owen Street at 6:25 a.m. Monday.
The coroner says Timothy Lloyd, 61, was pronounced dead at the hospital due to hypothermia.
Authorities don’t believe foul play was involved.
That’s it, just a little blurb. I can’t help but wonder what would happen if an image of his dead body appeared above the fold in the Missoulian. If one image of a dead refugee can inspire Missoula to welcome hundreds of refugees a year, maybe showing this homeless man’s frozen corpse will transform lip-service into action.