May 20, 2017, 2:20 PM ET

Police find body of missing Cornell University student Aalaap Narasipura


Police say they have found the body of a 20-year-old Cornell University student who had been missing for more than two days.

Authorities recovered a body from the area of Fall Creek, just upstream from Ithaca Falls, New York, on Friday morning and later confirmed the deceased's identity as 20-year-old Aalaap Narasipura, according to the Cornell University Police Department.

The circumstances of Narasipura’s death remain under investigation, but police said they don't suspect any foul play.

In a statement issued upon word that police had found Narasipura's body, Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life at Cornell, said the "ambitious" senior electrical engineering student was set to graduate early this December. Apart from his studies, Narasipura was also "active on the school's Ultimate Frisbee team, enjoyed taking photos and planned to continue at Cornell to pursue a Master of Engineering degree," according to Lombardi.

"As we all struggle to process Aalaap's death, I encourage you to reach out to others for support," Lombardi told Cornell students in the statement Friday. "On behalf of the Cornell University community, I extend our deepest condolences to Aalaap's family and friends as they grieve this tragedy. They are in our thoughts as we all come to grips with the enormity of this loss."

In an earlier statement, Lombardi said he was in "regular contact" with Narasipura's family.

PHOTO: Cornell University Campus in Ithaca, New York is pictured in this undated stock photo.Getty Images
Cornell University Campus in Ithaca, New York is pictured in this undated stock photo.

Narasipura was last seen in Sage Hall on Cornell’s campus Wednesday morning between 2 and 3 a.m. ET, according to the Cornell University Police Department.

State and local authorities from multiple agencies searched Narasipura’s residence, academic spaces and regular routes of travel as well as adjacent natural areas and gorges around the Ivy League university. They did not find any evidence of his whereabouts until coming across his body in Fall Creek on Friday morning, police said.

Earlier in the week, police had released a photo and description of Narasipura in hopes that members of the public could provide any leads.

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  • Pologize2

    Sad. He had a very bright future ahead of him.

  • ohyes2011

    So sad. Our condolences to the family and friends.

  • Jim

    Sad. He appears so bright and intelligent in the photo. Condolences.

  • Merry Runaround

    Very sad. Condolences to his loved ones.

  • MarkMyWords

    That's awful that this poor kid thought he had to committ suicide. Poor fellow. Condolences to his family. God be with him.

  • pangea 47

    My condolences to his family and friends.

  • disqus_fn5s2QCDp8

    Article updated to read that they found his body. Deepest sympathies to the family.

  • Personal

    Oh, how awful. I hope his parents and other loved ones can find comfort.

  • Dudemann

    Cornell has finals this week. Finals week at Cornell usually leads to few of the kids leaping from the bridge that goes over Fall Creek into the gorge below.

  • TexasVulcan

    One reason I read this article is that Cornell, unfortunately, has history of suicides. I notice they checked the gorges, etc.

  • flnycus

    Hope they find him