ROCKY POINT - Bitter-cold temperatures may be responsible for the deaths of two people in Suffolk County.
Police say Roberta Madeline, a homeless woman, was found dead in the snow yesterday on Route 25A and Broadway in Rocky Point.
Madeline's friend Cheri Love says the woman had been living under an awning in the back of a shopping center in Rocky Point for years.
Madeline was recently in the hospital with bronchitis and Love thinks the combination of the illness and the bitter cold killed her.
"This is a shame, and she's not the only one out here," Love says.
Police also found an 87-year-old man lying in a parking lot yesterday near his West Babylon home. They say Emanuel Maggio was found inappropriately dressed for the cold and died at the hospital.
Autopsies will determine how Madeline and Maggio died.