Man in hospital gown found dead inside police car

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police in Albuquerque are investigating the death of a man seen dressed in a hospital gown whose body was later found in a campus police car.

Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that surveillance video Saturday showed the man wandering over to the University of New Mexico campus before getting into the back of the patrol car.

Authorities said the man was found dead about 10 hours later in the vehicle that was parked outside UNM police headquarters.

The UNM Hospital is affiliated with the university and is located just north of the school’s main campus.

The name of the dead man hasn’t been released yet.

The Office of Medical Investigator said the death wasn’t suspicious and the man likely died from dehydration, heat, and/or lack of oxygen.

UNM police didn’t immediately disclose whether the cruiser was unlocked or if the man broke into the vehicle.

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