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Missing SIU student found dead

Pravin Varughese Pravin Varughese

The 19-year-old Southern Illinois University student who disappeared last Wednesday has been found dead.

Authorities say Pravin Varughese's body was found Tuesday morning in a wooded area in the 1400 block of East Main Street in Carbondale. The Morton Grove teen was last seen in the 600 block of West College Street Wednesday night after a party.

Police say Varughese accepted a ride Wednesday night from someone they think he met at a party and the two apparently had a fight. Police say Varughese then got out of the vehicle and into the wooded area.

The exact cause of Varughese's death has not been determined, but police say they think low temperatures may have played a role. They said they did not suspect foul play.

A spokeswoman for SIU said the school was working on ways to remember Varughese.

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