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Friday, November 16, 2012
Ejected fan found dead after game

ESPN.com news services

A fan ejected at halftime of Thursday night's game between the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins was found dead in a small creek Friday morning near Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to multiple reports.

Reports say 26-year-old David Gerken of Palmyra, N.Y., was reported missing by his brother when he did not show up at an arranged meeting place after the game.

Gerken was ejected for being intoxicated, according to reports.

Searchers pinged Gerken's cell phone in order to find the body in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park.

The Bills released the following statement: "We are deeply saddened to hear of this news this morning. While the loss of life is always tragic, the loss of a young life is even more so. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family. We are currently cooperating with law enforcement officials to find out the details of this unfortunate incident."