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Mystery Still Shrouds Death of Fan After Bills Game

ORCHARD PARK, NY - There are still more questions than answers about the death of a fan who, according to his family, was ejected from Thursday night's Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins.

The body of David Gerken Jr., 26, of Palmyra was found Friday morning in a shallow portion of Smoke Creek behind the Bills Field House.

Orchard Park's Police Chief Andy Benz says he likely drowned or died of hypothermia.

However, both Gerken's father (who actually discovered his son's body) and police say they still don't know why Gerken was ejected from the game.

As of Monday, Benz also said he did not know if there was any video tape from stadium security cameras, which might shed light on the investigation,

The firm hired for security at Bills games, Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), has not returned repeated phone calls and e-mails from Two On Your Side regarding this case.

David Gerken Sr. said he had hoped to meet with Orchard Park police, but that he was tied up on Monday meeting with a clergyman and arranging his son's funeral.

He told WGRZ-TV he may attempt to meet with police on Tuesday in order to collect his son's personal effects and see if they have more information for him.

According to Benz, a complete autopsy, including toxicology results, might not be available for several days.


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