The Cornell University Police Department says authorities “recovered a body from Fall Creek a short distance upstream from Ithaca Falls.” They have confirmed the body is that of Aalaap Narasipura, a student reported missing yesterday.
Cornell officials say “no foul play is suspected,” though the circumstances of Narasipura’s death are still being investigated. The 20-year-old was reported missing by friends after he missed a final exam.
Cornell vice president for student and campus life Ryan T. Lombardi says there will be a community support gathering at the One World Room in Anabel Taylor Hall at 4pm on Friday, May 19th.
University officials reported on Thursday afternoon that Narasipura’s family had been contacted, and Cornell Police were working with the cooperation of the Ithaca Police Department, New York State Police, Ithaca Fire Department, Cornell Office of Emergency Management, Cornell Environmental Health and Safety, and Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to search the gorges and adjacent natural areas near the campus.
Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community, says CUPD. Students may consult with counselors from Cormell Heatlh Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277. Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit caringcommunity.cornell.edu.