BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont say a 19-year-old University of Vermont student found dead in a parking lot in sub-zero temperatures had attended two off-campus fraternity events and had been drinking.
Police say Connor Gage, of Little Falls, New York, was found dead Saturday behind a Burlington business. Preliminary conclusions of an autopsy find that his death was the result of exposure to the cold, “exacerbated by acute intoxication.”
A 19-year-old male @uvmvermont student was found deceased in the rear of a parking lot this morning. Indications suggest exposure to cold was a cause or contributing factor. Our investigation continues; his ID is being withheld pending notification of his family. pic.twitter.com/OVa8eU5M6M
— Burlington Police (@OneNorthAvenue) February 2, 2019
Connor Gage, of Little Falls, NY, was the @uvmvermont freshman who was found deceased in the Old North End yesterday morning. He was 19. Exposure to cold seems to have been a cause or significant contributing factor. Our investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/pDOLeX5qXG
— Burlington Police (@OneNorthAvenue) February 3, 2019
Burlington Deputy Police Chief Jon Murad said Gage left the second off-campus event at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday. About 20 minutes later, he was seen on a surveillance camera in the area where he was found. He was alone, inadequately dressed, and “moving in ways consistent with intoxication and/or hypothermia.”
The university has suspended all fraternity activities in the wake of Gage’s death.