‘Missing’ Erie man died of cold, alcohol in system

ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A northwestern Pennsylvania man whose snow-covered body was found more than a day after he went missing from a New Year’s Eve party died from exposure to frigid temperatures and too much alcohol in his system.

The Erie Times-News reports the Erie County coroner’s office has ruled the death of 19-year-old Keith McGhee an accident.

McGhee was last seen leaving the party in the early morning hours of Jan. 1. His body was found about 12:30 p.m. the next day. Police began searching for McGhee or his body after they received no information about where he might be.

Temperatures dipped to near zero when McGhee was last seen and he was not dressed for cold weather. Tests showed his blood-alcohol content was nearly double the state’s legal limit for intoxication.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s