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Father Seeks Answers for Son's Death at Bills Game

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - A grieving father is still seeking answers tonight in the tragic death of his son following the Bills Thursday night game.

David Gerken Sr. of the Rochester area says it is still hard to comprehend the loss of his son but he is hoping police and the Bills will have much more to tell him.

The body of 26-year-old David Gerken Jr. was found early Friday morning. He had attended the Bills Dolphins game and Orchard Park police say he was ejected around halftime.

After calling his younger brother, he failed to show up at a nearby pre-arranged meeting place with his brother and a friend.

That led to a police search which intensified Friday morning and eventually he was located in the shallow Smoke's Creek in a ravine east of the Bill's complex.

Orchard Park Police say an autopsy listed accidental drowning as a preliminary cause of death but the father has more questions about what happened that night.

"There's just some things that I need to understand. Like maybe why he was ejected from the game. Nobody seems to know, he didn't even seem to know. Why he ended up where he did. I don't understand that," said David Gerken Sr.

"It's the opposite direction from where he was heading. I'm hoping maybe some videos can maybe put some kind of a timeline together and maybe help us out."

Orchard Park Police say the investigation continues and the Bills organization is cooperating.


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