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Dennison University Student From Erie Found Dead

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David Hallman III, a former Cathedral Prep student from Erie attending Denison University was found dead outside in Granville, Ohio Saturday night

Police and university officials had been searching for the 21-year old student all day, after his father reported him missing.  

According to news sources in the Columbus, Ohio area, Hallman was found outside a garage in a condo complex on the east side of Granville. Police report that he was last seen leaving Brew's Cafe about 2:00 AM  Saturday.

Just last week in Erie a female Gannon University student, missing after an off campus party was discovered outside in the cold, suffering from hypothermia and in cardiac arrest.  She did not survive.  The circumstances involving Hallman's death may be another case of hypothermia, but the cause of death is not yet confirmed.

Hallman, an Economics major at Denison was also on the university swim team.  According to his bio on Denison's athletic department website, the son of David and Andrea Hallman of Erie was an All-American in the 200 free relay while at Cathedral Preparatory School.

In a statement on the university's website, Denison President Adam Weinberg called Hallman's death "a devastating loss."  Officials opened the university chapel late Saturday and report that nearly half the student body came together to grieve, staying into the early morning hours.

Counselors will continue to be available on campus, and a memorial service will be planned on campus in the coming days, as well as a funeral back home in Erie.

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