Homeless person found dead

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Salvation Army in Lewisville helps the poor and homeless with meals, clothing, and other services. (Photo by Steve Southwell)

A man was found unconscious and not breathing this morning on the front porch of the Salvation Army’s Lewisville service center at 206 W. Main St.  Lewisville Fire Department was dispatched at 8:28 a.m.  The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Salvation Army posted on social media at 12:38 p.m. about the death of the man they said was a homeless client of theirs. Neither Lewisville Police nor the Tarrant County Medical Examiner have yet released the man’s identity, but Salvation Army wrote he was known as “Asian John.”

“It has been a very sad day. He died alone on our porch,” wrote a representative on the organization’s Facebook page.

Lewisville Police Captain Mike Lane said that police detectives reviewed HD surveillance video from the location that had recorded the man since he arrived there.

Lane said that the evidence suggested no foul play, and that the man likely was highly intoxicated, and may have died of exposure.

Temperatures overnight were in the low 40s, with wind chill values in the mid- to upper-30s, according to the National Weather Service.  A thermometer at The Lewisville Texan Journal shows an overnight low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lane noted that Lewisville Police do travel with thermal blankets this time of year, and hand them out frequently to homeless individuals that they encounter.

The Lewisville Salvation Army service center is not a homeless shelter, but does provide services such as meals and clothing to homeless clients in the area.

We will update this story if we learn any additional information.