(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.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus