Dead body was covered in ice. The man whose feet and ankles were photographed upside down – with the rest of his body covered in ice – died of drug use. Wayne County investigators report that Johnny Redding, a middle-aged Michigan drifter, overdosed on cocaine before he was found frozen in the elevator shaft of an abandoned building. Redding’s Reebok gym shoes and sock-covered ankles were the only visible parts of his body in the thick ice that had formed over him. Homeless people used the building to keep warm, though Redding’s family claims he wasn’t homeless. Investigators still don’t know what Redding was doing at the time of his death that caused him to be found submerged in the ice.
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