Cornell Police investigating a report of a missing student

A release from the Cornell University Police Department says they are investigating a report that a student named Aalaap Narasipura is missing. The 20-year-old hasn’t been seen since early Wednesday morning.

Cornell student Aalaap Narasipura, reportedly missing since early Wednesday. Photo courtesy CUPD.

Friends told police Narasipura, who’s also known as “Appa,” had not been seen for certain since about 2-3am on Wednesday, May 17th, in Sage Hall. There’s an unconfirmed report that he may have been seen in a campus computer lab early Wednesday afternoon.

Narasipura is described as a dark-skinned male, 5-feet-9 inches tall, 121 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, according to police. He was last seen wearing shorts and a flannel shirt with bright blue socks and leather sandals. He may have had an earth-tone backpack. Friends say he missed a final exam and “is not responding to any communication attempts.”

CUPD is working with the Ithaca Police Department, New York State Police, Ithaca Fire Department, and Cornell Office of Emergency Management. They say searches of his residence, academic spaces, and regular routes of travel have not located him.

Anyone who has information regarding Narasipura’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cornell University Police at 607-255-1111.

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