Police probing whether body is missing RI student

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island medical examiner’s office is trying to determine whether a body found in Providence is that of a missing Brown University student.

City police say members of the Brown crew team found the body Tuesday afternoon in waters off a city park. Authorities say the man appeared to be in his 20s. They say it’s possible he may be 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, who disappeared in March.

Relatives of the Bryn Mawr, Pa., man have been searching for him. Both the FBI and Brown students have helped.

Tripathi’s family says he was on leave from the Ivy League school and living with classmates in Providence.

The medical examiner’s office is planning an autopsy for Wednesday, but a spokeswoman says she’s unsure whether an identity will be immediately confirmed.

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