David Hallman III Dead: Denison University Student Fell Asleep Outside in Freezing Weather

February 10, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

David Hallman III, a Denison University student, was found dead by university officials who believe that he fell asleep outside in cold weather and froze to death.

Hallman was last seen leaving a downtown Granville restaurant around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

He was found at 10:30 p.m.

He was wearing a black jacket, a navy blue shirt, and blue jeans, but he was not wearing a heavy coat typically worn in such cold weather, reported 10TV. Employees at the restaurant, Brew’s Cafe, said surveillance video showed Hallman leaving without his coat.

Temperatures dropped to four degrees Fahrenheit over the weekend.

The Granville Police Department said in a statement that alcohol is suspected to have played a factor in the death.

“David was located Saturday night across the street from the Granville Golf Course, where it appears he had fallen asleep and then succumbed to hypothermia,” vice president for student development Laurel Kennedy wrote in a memo to the Denison community.

Kennedy said that Hallman, a history major, was a member of the men’s swimming and diving team, and close to that group.

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