Brown University student Sunil Tripathi.

A missing Brown University student wrongly rumored to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombings was confirmed dead Thursday, after his body was pulled from the Providence River earlier this week.

Officials confirmed through dental records that it was 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, who was last seen on March 16.

“We have confirmed the identity of the young man found in the water off India Point in Providence,” said Dara Chadwick, a spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Health.¬†Tripathi’s body was pulled from the river on Tuesday, she said.

No foul play is suspected in his death, the Rhode Island medical examiner said. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but police said on Tuesday when his body was found that it had been in the water for a long time.


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