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Tuesday, April 23
The Indiana Daily Student

Missing Purdue student’s body found

FISHERS, IND. — Authorities found the body of a missing Purdue University freshman inside his car after it was pulled Wednesday from a suburban Indianapolis retention pond.

An autopsy indicated 19-year-old Patrick Trainor of Indianapolis died from drowning, and a toxicology report will not be completed for at least two weeks.

Fishers Fire Department spokesman Ron Lipps confirmed the car and body found Wednesday were those of Trainor. He had been missing since early Sunday after leaving a home near Geist Reservoir northeast of Indianapolis.

Family members, friends and authorities had been searching the reservoir, retention ponds and other parts of the area since Monday after he failed to return home or arrive at the West Lafayette campus for the resumption of classes after spring break.

According to the Indianapolis Star, visitation for Patrick Trainor will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cathedral High School. His funeral will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, with visitation starting at 9 a.m. at the school. The family asked for memorial contributions to be made to the Indianapolis Humane Society.

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