University of Iowa student dies Wednesday outside on campus

The old State Capitol building at the University of Iowa

The old State Capitol building at the University of Iowa

Gerald Belz, 18, a second-year pre-medicine major, was found on campus behind Halsey Hall at about 2:48 a.m.by University of Iowa Police.

The unconscious teen was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Michael said doctors have told him that alcohol was not found in his son's system at the time of his death.

Belz's dad told TV9 he last spoke to Gerald Sunday night.

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Meanwhile, an 82-year-old IL man was found outside several hours after he fell trying to get into his home, the Peoria Journal Star reported. His identity was withheld until his family can be notified.

Other deaths included a man struck and killed by a snow plow in the Chicago area and a Milwaukee man found frozen to death in a garage while out shoveling snow.

The death is the eighth fatality linked to the extremely cold weather in the Midwest.

The National Weather Service in Des Moines, Iowa, said on Tuesday that "this is the coldest air many of us will have ever experienced" and warned that those who go outside should "avoid taking deep breaths, and minimize talking" to protect themselves.

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