A homeless man's death shows a major gap in services in Kenosha. There are no emergency shelters for just anyone to go to to get out of the cold.
First Step Shelter shut down in May. It was a low-barrier shelter, meaning there were no restrictions on past criminal records, drug or alcohol use. If you needed help you could come in. When it closed it left many people who use it scrambling.
He used to go to First Step Shelter when it got cold, but it shut down in May. Police found Peddicord dead in a used car lot two weeks ago, on a very cold night.
"He was trying to get shelter in a car, in a used car lot and didn't make it," said Pastor Justin Lowe.
The coroner's office said Peddicord's death is still under investigation.
Pastor Lowe is the spokesperson for the Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH) and their homeless task force. The group is made up of area churches in Kenosha. CUSH is calling on the city to open an emergency shelter.