New York: Aalaap Narasipura, the missing Cornell University student has reportedly found dead. The 20-year old student of electrical engineering was missing since Wednesday, 17th May 2017.
While authorities have said they are investigating the circumstances leading to his death, they said there was no reason to believe any foul play in the death of the 20-year old Indian origin Aalaap Narasipura.
For the last several days intensive search for Aalaap Narasipura was continuing. Reports suggest that other than police and other investigative agencies, volunteers too were scouring the area trying to find the Aalaap Narasipura student.
Authorities suggest that different agencies were involved in his search. This included Cornell University Police, working with the New York State Police, the Ithaca Police Department and the Ithaca Fire Department. His body was recovered on Friday from Fall Creek, a short distance upstream from Ithaca Falls.
Cornell University Police confirmed Narasipura’s identity. Police said the circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected. No other information is available at this time.
Police had asked people to inform them in case they get any information about the youth, a bright student of Cornell University. Earlier in the week, police had released a photo and description of Narasipura in hopes that members of the public could provide any leads.
Merely a day before, Narasipura’s body was discovered, Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life at Cornell in a statement said, “We are actively searching for Cornell student Aalaap Narasipura. We are in regular contact with his family, and we are dedicating significant resources to the search process and coordinating with local and state agencies…We are all hopeful for a positive outcome, and I know you will join me in keeping Aalaap and his family and friends in our thoughts right now.”
Officials had described Narasipura as a dark-skinned male, 5-feet-9 inches tall. Police had searched gorges and adjacent natural areas in Ithaca. He was last seen in the early morning of May 17 on Cornell’s campus, and was wearing shorts and a flannel shirt with bright blue socks and leather sandals. Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi expressed “profound sadness” at the death of Narasipura. He described Narasipura as an “ambitious student” who was scheduled to graduate early this December.