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Body Found In Charles River Identified As Missing Student

BOSTON — A body found Tuesday in the Charles River is that of an architecture graduate student from North Carolina missing for about a week, authorities said.

The Suffolk District Attorney’s office said the remains were identified from dental records as those of Jonathan Dailey, 23, of Charlotte, who had been studying at Boston Architectural College.

Jonathan Dailey (via Facebook)

Jonathan Dailey (via Facebook)

Jake Wark, spokesman for District Attorney Daniel Conley, said Dailey’s death remains under investigation and the cause has not been determined.

“We rule out no possibility and we promise Mr. Dailey’s family a thorough, comprehensive search for the truth as we investigate his death,” he said in a statement.

A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Boston Globe that the person found was bound with chains and weighted down by a cinder block.

The body was seen in the river at about 7:30 a.m. by a Boston University rowing coach who notified police.

Dailey’s roommate and longtime friend Miles Smith, 23, has said he last saw Dailey at their apartment in Boston’s Allston neighborhood on Oct. 2, after Dailey returned from work at an American Apparel clothing store.

Members of Dailey’s family had come to Boston to help search for him.

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