The FBI has joined the search for a missing Brown University student, who disappeared from his Providence apartment earlier this month. Sunil Tripathi was last seen on March 16th. His sister, Sangeeta Tripathi, says the 22-year-old philosophy student had taken a leave of absence from Brown, but his disappearance came as a shock to friends and family.
“He was definitely going through a tough time,” she told RIPR’s Flo Jonic. “He took a little bit of time off from school to get things back together, but none of the people who interacted with him the night before felt that anything was exceptionally different.”
Authorities have extended their search for Tripathi from Providence to the entire Boston to Philadelphia corridor. Tripathi’s extended family has come to Providence from their home in the Phildelphia area to assist with the search.