Authorities in New York say a SUNY Oneonta college student has died after he was found outside near a city bus garage due to exposure to sub-threshold temperatures.
Two city employees found 20-year-old Tyler Lopresti-Castro just before 7 a.m. Thursday near the Silas Lane Bus Station, the Oneonta Police Department said in a statement. Facebook statement.
Police said video from garages and buses used Wednesday night showed that Lopresti-Castro did not reach the area by bus. Instead, the footage shows him “emerged from a wooded area behind the garage around 2:15 a.m.”
“A search of the surrounding area revealed Tyler may have walked off the roadway…climbed through the snow and crossed a drainage creek before emerging on the City of Oneonta property,” authorities said. .
Officials who arrived on the scene found Lopresti-Castro “had to be exposed to longer periods of extreme cold, extremely low temperatures.” He was taken to the hospital where he is presumed dead.
Authorities said Lopresti-Castro was last seen around midnight Thursday. They were trying to determine his whereabouts until he was captured on video at around 2:15am
At this point, police said there was no “sign of crime” but urged anyone with information to contact them.
“We ask that we treat the deceased and his family with the reverence that we ourselves expect during this extremely difficult time and avoid sensationalism or speculation about the nature of the news. of this tragedy,” police said in their statement.
SUNY Oneonta could not be reached immediately for comment.
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