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Police: No foul play suspected in death

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

CARBONDALE (AP) – Carbondale police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of a Southern Illinois University student whose body was found in a wooded area near the school.

The body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was found Tuesday, nearly a week after he went missing following a dispute with an acquaintance after accepting a ride.

Carbondale Police Chief Jody O’Guinn said the difficult terrain and low temperatures are believed to have contributed to Varughese’s difficulty finding his way out of the woods.

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