Donaldsonville man dies of hypothermia

Staff reports

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that Joseph Green, 88, of 3106 Robinson Ln., Donaldsonville, was found dead in an open field near his home in the community of Lemanville Thursday morning.

According to Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, Mr. Green was an Alzheimer patient living at home with his son. During the early morning hours on Thursday, the son awoke to find the rear door of his home open and his father missing. A search conducted by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Donaldsonville Fire Department, and family and friends resulted in the discovery of Mr. Green’s body a short time later. 

The Coroner’s Office indicated the accidental death was caused by hypothermia.