Body Of Brown Student, Falsely Accused, Found In Providence River

By: By Pauline Kim and Jason Hanna, CNN
By: By Pauline Kim and Jason Hanna, CNN
The body of a man found in Rhode Island

Sunil Tripathi (Facebook)

(CNN) -- The body of a man found in Rhode Island's Providence River on Tuesday has been identified as that of Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student who disappeared in mid-March, Providence police said.

No foul play is suspected, police said, citing the state medical examiners' office.

It might take a couple months to determine a cause of death of the 22-year-old philosophy major , said Dara Chadwick of the Rhode Island Health Department.

Tripathi's family has been notified of the identification, which was made through forensic dental examination, Chadwick said.

The family's search for Tripathi was detailed on a Facebook page, "Help us find Sunil Tripathi." They temporarily took down the page after they were inundated by ugly comments when Tripathi was falsely accused on social media of being one of the Boston Marathon bombers.


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