PORTLAND -- A downtown club is reaching out following the hypothermia death of a man at Waterfront Park.
The body of Mike Ellis, 22, was found Tuesday morning at nearby Waterfront Park in a partially-frozen fountain near the Rose Festival building after he died from hypothermia. He had been in Club 915 on Monday evening, and employees told police that he had been acting erratically.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Mike Ellis and are cooperating fully with Portland police investigators, the club said in a written statement to KGWNews on Friday. We want to express our sincerest condolences to the Ellis family.
Club 915 told police investigators that Ellis had taken off his shirt inside of the club, and employees asked him to leave. He had a backpack full of clothes, but he didn't have it with him when he left.
The case is still under investigation, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner is conducting toxicology tests to determine the presence of any drugs or alcohol on Ellis' blood. The results could take several weeks.
Anyone with information about Ellis' activities or whereabouts on Monday night is asked to call Detective Chris Traynor at (503) 823-0541.