The authorities in Kansas City believe that 30-year-old Kyle Van Winkle’s death was a homicide. But they don’t specifically know what killed him.
According to the Associated Press, Van Winkle left last Sunday’s game between the Chiefs and Broncos early. He went to a Jeep in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot that he apparently believed was the Jeep he rode to the game in.
But it wasn’t. And when the owner of the Jeep in which Van Winkle was sitting arrived, an argument ensued. Fans tailgating in the vicinity came over, and a fight broke out.
Van Winkle collapsed during the struggle. He died at a local hospital.
Police expect that a precise cause of death will be known in four to six weeks.
Van Winkle was married with a seven-week-old son.The incident happened one year to the day after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide in another Arrowhead Stadium parking lot after killing the mother of his daughter.