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UPDATED: April 16, 2014 5:20 p.m.

Dead Bodies Found on Busy Street

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WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — Two bodies were found near each other along a major roadway in Southeast Washington on Wednesday morning, authorities say.

D.C. Police say the bodies of two adult males were found around 9 a.m. near the exit ramp from northbound Interstate 295 onto Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

Police say the bodies were found about 50 feet from each other. The area is popular among the city’s homeless community.

Police say the deaths are not being investigated as foul play.

Temperatures dipped near freezing Tuesday night and the city issued a Hypothermia Alert overnight through Wednesday morning.

No cause of death has been determined yet, but police say they are looking at the possibility of that the sudden drop in temperatures may have played a role. Police say they’re conducting separate death investigations.

Police have identified one of the men, but will not release his name until family has been notified. The man was 63, according to authorities.

WNEW’s Kevin Rincon contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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