Autopsy: Hypothermia Blamed For Man's Death Near Tavern


The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy has been performed on the man who found dead outside an Evans Mills tavern Wednesday.

Officials said 27 year old Keith Doxtater of Evans Mills died from hypothermia.

At 9:36 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff's department received a call about an unresponsive man lying behind the Last Call Bar & Grill on Noble Street in the village.

It appears Doxtater fell down and struck his head, officials said. 
While unconscious, he is believed to have frozen to death in the sub-zero temperatures.

Officials said there was no indication that Doxtater met with foul play.

At least five Jefferson County Sheriff's Department cars and one Watertown City Police patrol car were parked outside the bar on Wednesday afternoon.

Police tape surrounded the back yard area of the business.

Detectives were seen placing items into paper bags.


Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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