The body that was found in the river near India Point Park has now officially been identified as the missing Brown student, Sunil Tripathi. 

According to ABC 6, Tripathi had been missing since mid-March. There was a nation-wide search for him going on, and as of right now his cause of death is not known.

The family of Tripathi has released an official statement via Facebook:

On April 23, our beloved Sunil was discovered in the waters off India Point Park in Providence, Rhode Island.

As we carry indescribable grief, we also feel incredible gratitude. To each one of you–from our hometown to many distant lands–we extend our thanks for the words of encouragement, for your thoughts, for your hands, for your prayers, and for the love you have so generously shared.

Your compassionate spirit is felt by Sunil and by all of us.

This last month has changed our lives forever, and we hope it will change yours too. Take care of one another. Be gentle, be compassionate. Be open to letting someone in when it is you who is faltering. Lend your hand. We need it. The world needs it.

With love,

The Tripathi Family