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This is sad:

A body pulled from waters off a Providence park was that of a 22-year-old Brown University student missing since last month, the Rhode Island medical examiner’s office said Thursday.

Sunil Tripathi was identified through a forensic dental exam, but a cause of death has not been determined, said Dara Chadwick, a spokeswoman for the state health department.

The announcement put an end to the mystery of Tripathi’s disappearance, which became doubly painful for his family when amateur online sleuths wrongly identified him as a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.

There’s almost certainly no causal connection between the false accusation and his death — it seems enormously unlikely that he was still alive when his reputation was being smeared by inept amateur detectives. But he didn’t deserve to have his reputation posthumously smeared based on pretty much nothing.

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  • It’s not the amateur detectives that are the problem, it’s your liberal press that couldn’t help themselves from reporting rumor…

    • the original spencer

      You mean like Fox News? That liberal press?

      • EH

        They may mean liberal in their editorial policies, which Fox, CNN, NYPost and many many others are all certainly guilty of.

    • Johnny Sack

      your liberal press

      My sides! They ache from laughing so hard! But thanks for telegraphing that you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • herr doktor bimler

        telegraphing
        I see what you do there.

      • Mike Schilling

        He’s the poster child for accuracy.

    • Malaclypse

      EvenTheLiberal New York Post…

      • the original spencer

        When will the Lieberal Obamabot Media acknowledge those nine additional fatalities???!!?!?!?!?!!????

    • timb

      You guys leave him alone. He is protected by the Endangered Species Act, in that he is “a truly moderate Republican.”

      Old timer: “Well, [spits tobacco into the dusty trail] we ain’t seen one of them ’round these parts since the last time a real libertarian was spotted. Reckon that was in ’96 or so. ‘Fraid you boys are huntin’ a ghost.”

      Well, not anymore, old timer, ’cause Chris is one and we’re gonna protect him like the rare piece of finery he is.

      • This needs to be expanded into a complete novel.

      • Origami Isopod

        Oops, shoulda scrolled down.

    • Origami Isopod

      Your Twitter bio:

      Truly moderate Republican.

      BWAHAHAHAHAHA

    • JKTHs

      When I first saw the comment Poe’s law had me paralyzed.

    • sharculese

      Reddit is the press now?

  • I can only imagine what the Alex Jones conspiracy nuts are dreaming up about this poor guy and the “false flag” operation that obviously killed him.

    • RepubAnon

      I’m guessing that he came back from the dead to commit these crimes, and “they” covered it up.

  • It is sad. Add disappearing and dying to the list of things you can’t do while brown without triggering a great herping of derps by certain segments of society.

  • Karen

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I would sell a kidney to see that phrase on the Fox News screen crawl tonight.

  • currants

    Oh, I’m so sorry. I’ve seen his photo on a missing person flyer up in South Station the past couple of weeks. I had hoped he would turn up having had, I don’t know, maybe a good time somewhere. Dumb, I know.

  • My ex knows his girlfriend.

    I just can’t imagine what she’s been through these past couple of weeks. I’m two steps removed from it and I still feel useless and awful by proxy.

    And his family probably has it worse, I just…yeah, I don’t have a handle on this one.

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