George Hiotis

Missing Student Dies of Hypothermia

by George Hiotis on February 10, 2014 at 5:17 am

An official at Denison University says a student who was the subject of an intensive search over the weekend apparently died from hypothermia after falling asleep outside.  Student David Hallman  III was last seen leaving a downtown Granville restaurant early Saturday.  The 21-year-old from Erie Pennsylvania native was found Saturday night outside a garage in a condo complex about a half mile away.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that Laurel Kennedy who is Vice President of Student Development, wrote in memo to the university community that “it appears he had fallen asleep and then succumbed to hypothermia.  Police said alcohol may be a factor.  Hallman was a history major who was well-known on the campus of about 2,100 students.  He was a former member of the swimming team.