Body Found In Park Is That Of Missing University Student

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 25, 2013)--Rhode Island’s medical examiner's office says a body found in Providence, R.I., is that of a Brown University student missing since last month.

Health Department spokeswoman Dara Chadwick says the body of Sunil Tripathi, 22, was identified Thursday morning through a forensic dental exam.

The cause of the student’s death has not been determined.

Chadwick says Tripathi's family has been notified.

Tripathi's body was found Tuesday by members of the Brown crew team in waters off India Point Park.

Relatives of Tripathi, who's from Bryn Mawr, Pa., had been searching for him with help from the FBI and Brown students since mid-March.

His family says he had been on leave from the Ivy League school and was living with classmates in Providence.


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