SALT LAKE CITY -- The children of a Utah man found dead in a temporary housing complex for the homeless are suing Salt Lake City and the area's Housing Authority, claiming both were negligent.
Roy Cohoe was found dead at the Sunrise Metro Apartments Jan. 5, 2010, after binging on alcohol.
Attorneys for Cohoe's family say in court papers that the 55-year-old veteran's death could have been prevented if staff had sought emergency medical help.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court. It seeks financial damages topping $300,000.
Among the defendants are the city, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City and its subsidiaries.
A city spokesman was unable to provide an immediate comment Wednesday.
Housing Authority Executive Director Bill Nighswonger said he was not aware of the lawsuit.