Exceedingly freezing temperatures claimed the life of a homeless grandmother in DC while living under a bridge!
According to the AOL Angela Hill, 58 lived under the highway overpass located within the southeast area of D.C for over 10 years.
Reports read that the nation’s capital experienced weather below 30 degrees on Tuesday night.
Hill’s daughter Ashley Brown has stated that her mother battled schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and that she refused to leave the home she made for herself near Anacostia Freeway on Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
“We tried to get her inside but she refused, so family would actually go by all the time and visit with her and make sure she was OK,” Hill’s cousin LaShaunda Hicks told local news.
“We tried to get her help but weren’t trained in how to help her. She wasn’t just the lady under the bridge. She had a family that loved her and we still do.”
“It’s just been a really tough, tough struggle trying to keep her alive out there,” states Brown.
“At times, we tried to take her physically somewhere, and she would fight. My mom was most comfortable where she was.”
Numerous DC residents are currently mourning Hill’s passing as she is referred to as an important staple of the city.