Name released for man found deadSubmitted: 05/29/2014
Name released for man found dead
Story By Newswatch 12 Newsteam

WAUSAU - A night out in the cold after a fall might be what killed a man found dead by Lake Wausau.

Wausau police identified the man today as 29 year old Ezequias Mendez-Perez.

He was last seen walking near the Cabaret Bar Sunday evening, and was said to be very drunk.

His body was found around 10 Monday morning, by some rocks along Lake Wausau.

An autopsy showed he had hypothermia, and what looked like an accidental head and neck injury.

The case remains open while police wait for toxicology results to come in.

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