Boy dies of exposure
By: KLKN News Room
Authorities say an autopsy will be done on the body of a 16-year-old Fremont boy who’d been found outdoors in bone-chilling cold.
Fremont Police Lt. Kurt Bottorff said that 16-year-old Jaime Valdez was spotted a little before 7:30 a.m. Sunday by a city worker who was doing snow removal on the southwest side of the eastern Nebraska community.
National Weather Service records say Fremont’s temperature then was 2 degrees, with a wind child of minus 16.
Bottorff says some relatives found the boy and took him to Fremont Health hospital before officers arrived at the scene.
The boy was transferred to an Omaha hospital, where he was pronounced dead later Sunday