Student Wrongly Linked to Boston Attack Found Dead

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The body found in a river in Providence two days ago has been positively identified by the Rhode Island State Health Department on Thursday as Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, who had been missing since March.

The medical examiner reportedly used dental records to identify the 22-year-old Indian American Ivy League student mistakenly linked with the Boston bombings last week. A cause of death is still to be determined but the medical examiner said no foul play was suspected.

The close-knit Tripathi family posted a message on the Facebook page they’d been using to search for Sunil for the last 38 days:

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