A 28-Year-Old Dallas Man Was Found Dead at the Adolphus Hotel on New Year's Eve

On New Year's Eve, nine minutes before the ball dropped on Times Square, police arrived at the Adolphus Hotel, Room 1809, to find the body of 28-year-old Patric Turner.

It's not clear from the police report if there were other people in the room, or drugs or alcohol, just that there was "no sign of trauma," per Dallas police spokesman Demarquis Black.

Turner was, according to Facebook and LinkedIn, in the prime of his life, a recently married graduate of Cistercian and A&M's business school who'd launched a promising career as an commercial insurance broker at McQueary Hentry Bowles Troy. Then he went to the Adolphus to celebrate New Years and didn't come back.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner will make the final determination of cause of death, which will likely take a few weeks.

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Eric Nicholson
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