Green Bay police have identified a man found dead outside in frigid weather on Monday morning. They believe 38 year-old Brian L. Hicks died of environmental hypothermia due to prolonged exposure with inadequate clothing. Investigators ruled out trauma or foul play through their examination.
Overnight temperatures Sunday night and Monday morning were below zero degrees. Police said preliminary toxicology results indicate that alcohol was a factor in Hicks’ death, although complete lab results are not expected for about two weeks. Investigators are still trying to determine exactly where Hicks was in the period leading up to his death. His vehicle was found at a bar on University Avenue in Green Bay, while his body was found just before 8 a.m. Monday outside his home in the 1700 block of East Shore Circle. He lived alone.