Police discovered the body of a 62-year-old Freeland man in his home Saturday, February 15 after relatives called out of concern.

Arnoul Jaros was found frozen to death inside his home after his relatives visited to invite him to dinner. They found no footprints in the snow around the home, a full mailbox and no sounds or movement coming from inside the home. The relatives said Jaros suffered from a form of social anxiety, and they had not been in contact with him for at least two months.  He had no home phone line or cell phone.

Jaros’ utilities were shut off last summer due to non-payment. Consumers Energy officials said they bills were eventually paid but no request to turn them back on was ever made.

The cause of death has been determined to be accidental hypothermia. Tittabawassee Township Police met with the Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office on February 18 to discuss the need for any further investigation. It was determined that it was not a criminal matter and the investigation has been closed.