An Indian-origin student of Cornell University was found dead in New York, a few days after he went missing this week.
Aalaap Narasipura, aged 20, was a senior electrical engineering student at Cornell's College of Engineering, and was reported missing on Wednesday.
Reports state that Cornell University Police, working with the New York State Police, Ithaca Police Department and Ithaca Fire Department, recovered Narasipura's body on Friday from Fall Creek, which is a short distance upstream from Ithaca Falls.
Narasipura's identity was confirmed by Cornell University Police. The officials said the circumstances which led to Narasipura's death are currently under investigation. However, they are not suspecting any foul play in the incident.
No other information is available about the student's death till now.
Earlier, the authorities had issued an advisory describing Narasipura as a dark-skinned male, 5-feet-9 inches tall, who had gone missing from the university. Police reportedly had searched gorges and adjacent natural areas in Ithaca in search of Narasipura.
The student was last seen in the early morning of May 17 on Cornell's campus, and was reportedly wearing shorts, a flannel shirt, bright blue socks and leather sandals.
The student and campus life's vice president Ryan Lombardi expressed "profound sadness" at the death of Narasipura. Lombardi described the India-American student as ambitious, who was set to graduate early this December.
"He was active on the Ultimate Frisbee team, enjoyed taking photos, and planned to continue at Cornell to pursue a Master of Engineering degree," Lombardi said in a statement, according to PTI.