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WP ‘suspicious’ death still under investigation

Tonya Bina
Sky-Hi Daily News

The death of Kevin Gilbert on Wednesday, Nov. 25, is still under investigation, according to Winter Park and county officials on Monday.

Results of an autopsy performed on Monday are dependent on a toxicology report that will not be completed and released for three to four weeks, according to Grand County Coroner Brenda Bock.

Bock was unwilling to release initial results of the autopsy as the death of Gilbert, 44, remains under investigation, she said.

Gilbert was found lying on the side street Wanderer Way in Winter Park on the morning of Nov. 25 suffering from severe hypothermia. He died shortly thereafter.

Witnesses told police that Gilbert was last seen socializing at Deno’s Mountain Bistro until about midnight on Tuesday night. Further interviews were being conducted with residents of the nearby mobile home park where the victim was found as well as with restaurant staff.

Gilbert worked as a co-manager at Smokin’ Moe’s restaurant in Winter Park.

Police have not stated whether Gilbert had been assaulted, or whether he fell and subsequently passed out in the early-morning cold.

Fraser-Winter Park Police Chief Glen Trainor said Tuesday there are no new details regarding the investigation that can be released at this time.

“We have spoken to numerous people on this case,” Trainor said. “However, all are being treated as witnesses at this time. It will only be when we receive results of the autopsy that we will determine whether Mr. Gilbert’s death is criminal in nature or accidental.”

– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail tbina@skyhidailynews.com.

Investigators with the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area of Deno’s restaurant between 1:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.


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