An 18-year-old University of Iowa student died after he was found unresponsive outside of a campus building in wind chills as frigid as 51 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.
Gerald Belz, a second-year pre-medicine major from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was found by campus police near Halsey Hall at about 2:48 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a six-minute walk from his residence at Burge Hall, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports.
The unconscious teen was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators have not yet released Belz’s official cause of death but believe it was weather-related. Foul play is not suspected.