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Sunil Tripathi Update: Body found in waters off Rhode Island park ID'd as Brown University student, official says

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(CBS/AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The body of Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student missing since last month, has been found in Providence, the Rhode Island medical examiner's office says.

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Health Department spokeswoman Dara Chadwick says the body of the 22-year-old Tripathi was identified Thursday morning through a forensic dental exam. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Tripathi's family says in a statement they feel "indescribable grief" but are grateful for the outpouring of support.

Tripathi's body was found Tuesday by members of the Brown crew team in waters off India Point Park. Relatives of Tripathi, who is from Bryn Mawr, Pa., had been searching for him with help from the FBI and Brown students since mid-March.

He had been on leave from the Ivy League school and was living with classmates in Providence at the time of his March 16, 2013 disappearance.

Last week, Tripathi was falsely accused on social media as being one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

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