Reports that rescue teams searched for two days for Nicholas but no trace of him has been found. Nicholas was last seen Feb. 5 when he left a campus party.
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May 29, 2008 Article
Reports on the status of the investigation and Nicholas' movements of the fatal night.
Garza's autopsy to get 2nd review
By Gordon Dritschilo Herald Staff Top of page
Reports that "The autopsy of Nicholas Garza is complete, but
police said they are withholding the results as his family gets a second
The Associated Press Article
Article Launched: 08/28/2008 06:35:12 AM MDT Top of page
Reports that "Police say they do not plan to charge anyone in the death of 19-year-old Middlebury College freshman Nicholas Garza, saying all evidence points to him simply getting drunk, falling into Otter Creek and drowning."
"The 19-year-old Garza, from Albuquerque, N.M., was captured on videotape Feb. 3 using a fake ID to buy alcohol. He disappeared after a campus party on Feb. 5, and his body was found in the creek May 27 after extensive searches."
August 28, 2008
Reports further details of Nicholas' fatal night.
March 14, 2009 Top of page
"A Middlebury College freshman who died under mysterious circumstances last year was drinking heavily in the hours before he vanished from campus, and investigators found no evidence to suggest the death was anything more than an accident, police concluded in a new report. Nicholas Garza, 19, of Albuquerque, N.M., disappeared Feb. 5, 2008, during a winter break at the college, prompting months of searching. His body was found May 27 in nearby Otter Creek."
"In it, investigators said Garza and fellow student Taylor Smith consumed at
least 18 shots of rum and tequila between 8:15 and 9:30 p.m. in a dormitory room
the day he went missing. He vanished after leaving a friend’s room in another
dorm at about 11 p.m., according to the report.
Garza had bought the rum and tequila two days before his disappearance using a
fake ID, Smith told police."
By: Kelly Janis Article
Posted: 3/19/09 Top of page
Reports that according to the investigator's report, Garza consumed at
least 18 shots of liquor the night he died, and there is no evidence of foul
play in his death.
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