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Missing SIU student's body found in woods: He may have frozen to death

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The body of the missing Illinois college student was found in a wooded area about three miles from a party where he was last seen. 19-year-old Pravin Varughese went missing on Feb. 12, after he got into an argument leaving a party, according to CBS News on Feb. 19.

Varughese body was found in a wooded area and police do not believe foul play was involved, but they are doing a full investigation. Varughese’s body had no apparent signs of trauma and police believe that the Southern Illinois University might have gotten lost in the woods and was frozen to death.

Varughese was at a party on Feb. 12, the night he went missing. A friend was attempting to drive Varughese home when they were leaving the party at about 11 p.m. A dispute broke out and Varughese took off on foot through the woods. He tweeted about 11:17 that night:

“Bloody knuckles… guess I was in a fight #backdown.”

The person who got into that fight with Varughese that night didn’t come forward until Monday night, police report.



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