Fort Worth

April 21, 2014

Fort Worth man died of exposure, heart complications during ice storm, medical examiner says

Therman Harris, whose body was found Dec. 9 next to a tree, was last seen alive Dec. 5, hours before the ice storm moved in.

A 91-year-old Fort Worth man found dead next to a tree after a December ice storm died from exposure complicated by hypertensive heart disease, the Tarrant Coumty medical examiner’s office has now determined.

Therman Harris’s death has been ruled an accident.

Harris’s body was found Dec. 9, about 20 feet from where his Cadillac Escalade was found in a roadside ditch in the 9400 block of Rendon Road.

Police said he had last been seen about noon Dec. 5, hours before an ice storm moved into North Texas. He was reported as missing to police on Dec. 7.

Harris’s body was found about 15 miles from his home in the 1600 block of Avenue E in Fort Worth.

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