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UW Police Investigate Fatality at War Memorial; Access to be Limited at Stadium

July 29, 2011

University of Wyoming police are investigating the death of a 43-year-old Laramie man whose body was found Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.

UW police found Erik W. Andrews, 43, of Laramie, at about 6:40 p.m. after being dispatched to investigate a report of a body on the asphalt pathway at the southeast corner of the stadium. Emergency Medical Services were also notified but Andrews was deceased upon arrival. According to UW records, the man is not affiliated with the university as faculty, staff or student.

Effective immediately and until further notice, UW will limit access to the stadium to evaluate safety protocols. Access will be restricted only to individuals authorized by the UW Athletics Department. In addition, UW police will increase security checks around the stadium.

UW police say it appears Andrews climbed over the safety rail at the top of the southeast corner of the stadium and jumped.

The body has been released to the Albany County Coroner's Office for further examination.

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