Lead investigator detective Mark Sacco said “no solid leads” have been found so far. Tripathi’s cellphone, credit card, ID and other personal things were found in his room.
FBI declined to comment on the investigation, except for saying that it is assisting the local police in search of the missing student.
According to the Facebook page set up by family, Tripathi who went missing from his Angell Street residence on Saturday morning is 6’0, 130 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair.
He left wearing blue jeans, a Philadelphia Eagles beanie, and a black sweatshirt. He is essentially off the grid since he does not have his ID, wallet, or cell phone.
“Sunil has been struggling with depression since he took a leave of absence from Brown last year. A note suggestive of suicidal intent left behind in his apartment has his family extremely worried,” the family said, adding that they are currently in Providence, helping the police search for him.