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NEW DETAILS: University Of Idaho Student Found Dead Near Moscow

(Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity released statement about Joseph Wiederrick's death. Police have said he and his roommate were attending a party there Saturday night.)
 
FULL STATEMENT: The Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters has learned of a University of Idaho student whose body had been found a day after he was reported missing. According to officials, 18-year-old Joseph Wiederrick had been visiting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter house the evening of his disappearance. He was not a member of the organization. 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon offers its deepest sympathies and prayers for Wiederrick's family and friends during this difficult time. In addition, the headquarters has started an investigation and is working with chapter members to determine more information.

MOSCOW, Idaho - The Latah County Coroner says 18-year-old freshman Joseph Wiederrick died of hypothermia in the early morning hours on Sunday January 20th. Officials say Wiederrick was outside for nearly 4 hours in temperatures in the teens when he wandered nearly 5 miles off campus. Toxicology results are pending but police believe alcohol likely played a factor in Wiederrick becoming disoriented in the cold and ultimately succumbing to the conditions.

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MOSCOW, Idaho - A University Of Idaho freshman wandered 5 miles off campus disoriented with alcohol in his system. Police say 18-year-old Joseph Wiederrick had alcohol in his blood which played a factor in his death. On Monday afternoon searchers found the body of Wiederrick nearly 5 miles off campus in the 2800 block of Mountain View road in rural Moscow.

Searchers were able to follow his foot prints in the snow to that area. Police say Wiederrick and his dorm mate were separated after a fraternity party on campus early Sunday morning around 12am. Police say nearly 3 hours later Wiederrick showed up at a home in the north part of town he thought was his friends, but the family at the home did not know Wiederrick and asked him to leave.

Shortly after, police say Wiederrick had talked to his dorm mate over the phone and said he was "on his way back" presumably to the dorm police say. Around 4am police say Wiederrick showed up at another home just off of Mountain View road. Police say a woman, living alone let him inside briefly but soon asked Wiederrick to go across the street to the home of Allison Ryan and her family.

Police believe Wiederrick knocked on the door of the Ryan family home but the family was sleeping and did not hear him. KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus was the only reporter to speak with Allison Ryan Tuesday afternoon. Ryan says her family was asleep at the time she believes Wiederrick knocked on their door and were not able to hear him.

"We were all asleep. we just didn't hear him. We wished we would have. We all just feel so badly." Ryan told KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus. "We wish we could help him, bring him in and warm him up. We're all devastated."

Monday morning Ryan and her son heard about the search for Wiederrick near their home and started looking for the 18 year old student. Just a few yards away from their home they came across his body near a creek bed under a bridge.

Police say Wiederrick did not drown and likely succumbed to the cold conditions. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine an official cause of death. Police say foul play is not expected. The University Of Idaho released this statement on Tuesday regarding Wiederrick's death.

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