A body pulled from the Schuylkill in Philadelphia Tuesday has been identified as that of a Drexel University professor from Lower Merion Township.
Nagesh Idupulapati, a 29-year-old mechanical engineering assistant research professor, had been reported missing by the Lower Merion Police Department March 11, police said.
Idupulapati, who was originally from India, had written in a suicide note that he was going to jump off a bridge, police said. The day after he went missing police had recovered Idupulapati's Honda Accord near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge.
Tuesday, around 4 p.m., police Marine Unit officers found his body floating in the river near Martin Luther King Drive and Black Road. A Drexel University faculty card was discovered with his remains, police said.