News & Notes: FBI joins search for missing Brown student
The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an investigation into the whereabouts of Brown University undergraduate Sunil Tripathi, whose March 16 disappearance has prompted searches by university, city and state authorities in the Providence area, the Brown Daily Herald reported.
According to a statement released by Tripathi’s family, the search has expanded to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania.
Tripathi, who is a former member of the Class of 2012 and is taking time off from Brown, was last seen on campus on the East Side of Providence around 11 a.m. that Saturday, according to the statement. He was reportedly wearing jeans, a black jacket, glasses and a Philadelphia Eagles wool hat.
The 22 year-old grew up in Radnor, Pa. and moved to Providence in 2008. He is a philosophy major and saxophonist.
Friends and family have encouraged anyone with information about Tripathi’s whereabouts to contact the FBI or Providence Detective Mark Sacco at (401) 641-8691.
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