Authorities Say There Was No Foul Play In Death Of 18-Year-Old Harsha Maddula

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search for missing Northwestern University student Harsha Maddula has ended.

Late Thursday night, school officials announced that Maddula’s body had been found in a harbor area between two boats.

University Police were notified shortly before 7 p.m. that a body was found in the water in the harbor. Maddula’s wallet with his school ID card and his mobile phone were found on the body, the school’s official website reported.

Officials said there were no signs of foul play.

“On behalf of Northwestern University, I extend our deepest sympathies to Harsha’s family and to his many friends at Northwestern. Our hearts and thoughts are with them,” said University President Morton Schapiro. “The loss of one member of the Northwestern community deeply affects us all.”

Maddula, who grew up in New Hyde Park on Long Island, where his parents still live, was a sophomore in Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The 18-year-old disappeared early Saturday after a night partying off campus.

Friends said the sophomore, who is diabetic, did not appear drunk when they last saw him.

Members of the university were with the family Thursday night.

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