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Wausau police: Man's death appears to be accidental

Wausau police cruiser with lights on outside Covantage Credit Union. copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.
Wausau police cruiser with lights on outside Covantage Credit Union. copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.

WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - Police said a man whose body was found near Lake Wausau died from head and neck injuries, plus hypothermia -- and it appears to be an accident.  

He was identified Thursday as Ezequias Mendez-Perez, who's now listed as 29 years old. Early reports said the victim was 33, but Wausau Police have since found his birth certificate which showed him to be four years younger.  

Officials said Mendez-Perez was very intoxicated when he walking near a tavern on Sunday night -- and his live-in girlfriend said he often used a steep trail to get to and from the establishment.  

He was reported missing on Memorial Day, and the girlfriend found his body the next day along the lake's rocky shoreline.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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