Authorities in Rhode Island are trying to determine whether a body found in the Providence River is that of Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi, a Brown University student from Bryn Mawr who went missing five weeks ago.
An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday. Its results have not been released.
Tripathi, 22, left his Providence apartment on March 16 without his wallet, identification, and cellphone. He left behind a vague note that hinted at suicidal intent.
Since then, his family has relocated to Providence to search for him. More than 10,000 people are following the Facebook page "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi."
On Tuesday, a body was found floating in the river off India Point Park by a Brown rowing coach, said Lindsay Lague, public information officer with the Providence police. A comparison of dental records needs to be completed before an identification can be made, she said. Lague did not know if those records had been requested from the Tripathi family.