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HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014

World

FBI joins search for missing Indian-American student in US
PTI
Washington, March 25, 2013
First Published: 12:00 IST(25/3/2013)
Last Updated: 01:54 IST(26/3/2013)

The FBI has joined a search for 22-year-old Indian-American Sunil Tripathi, an undergraduate Brown University student who went missing on March 16.

The police of Providence, Rhode Island, have launched a massive search operation to find Tripathi, while his friends have not only been doing their own search, putting up posters across the city, but also have launched a Facebook page to find him.

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.


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