A 20-year-old student was reportedly found frozen to death on Thursday, Jan. 27, outside a bus garage when temperatures dropped below -10 degrees.

The deceased was identified as Tyler Lopresti-Castro. He was found by Oneonta city employees laying on the pavement near a bus garage near I-88 at around 6:50 a.m. on Thursday according to the Oneonta Police Department.

Responders were able to identify him through his student ID. He reportedly suffered from exposure to extreme, sub-zero temperatures.

Police and Fire-EMS who responded to the scene employed treatment on Lopresti-Castro and eventually transported him to the Fox Memorial Hospital. The 20-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.

There was surveillance footage that showed Lopresti-Castro coming out of a wooded area behind the garage at about 2:15 a.m.

According to the investigation, it appears Lopresti-Castro may have walked off of the roadway near the intersection of I-88 and Route 205 before crossing a drainage creek before he arrived in the area of the garage.

Temperatures dropped from -10 at 2 a.m to -14 at 6:50 a.m. on Thursday according to the National Weather Service.

The 20-year-old was last seen around midnight on Jan. 27.

Police are now left to backtrack what had happened to Lopresti-Castro and are seeking help from anyone who may have information about the matter.

Authorities are trying to figure out where the college student was and what he was doing between midnight to 2:15 a.m. when he appeared on the surveillance camera.

Further, police claim that there is no indication of criminality at this point.

Lopresti-Castro’s untimely death came as a shock to most who knew him. He was a junior at SUNY Oneonta and planned to take up accounting. He was also listed as a member of the 2019-20 men’s track and field team.

“This is a very sad time for SUNY Oneonta. Our campus community is mourning the loss of one of our own, and we are focused on providing support to the student’s family and friends,” university officials said in a statement via News10. “Our hearts go out to them, and we are providing whatever assistance we can to help them during this difficult time.”

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A fork in the road splits plowed and unplowed roads January 25, 2016 in Takoma Park, Maryland. Winter Storm Jonas hit the East Coast over the weekend, breaking snowfall records, causing 29 storm-related deaths, leaving thousands of homes without power and serious flooding in coastal areas. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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