Missing grad student's family, friends await word

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October 9, 2012, 5:50 pm
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(NECN: Deanna Morgan, Boston) – A gruesome discovery is raising lots of questions surrounding a missing grad student in Boston. Police recovered a body from the Charles River Tuesday morning. It was found near the BU Bridge, not far from where missing grad student Jonathan Dailey was last seen a week ago.

Officers have not identified the body yet.

Dailey’s friends and family are aware of the discovery. Dailey’s best friend, Miles Smith, is the family spokesman right now. He told us the family is gathering specific information, such as health records, to give to police to help in the investigation.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has made it very clear that the body they recovered Tuesday morning has not been identified.

Jon Dailey remains missing and the investigation continues.

Dailey’s roommate Miles Smith says Dailey’s family is surviving.

"It's still a long way to go," says Smith who has been speaking out for the family. "We're still remaining positive and remaining very strong on the situation."

The family is also helping detectives in any way they can, according to Smith.  He says as soon as Dailey’s family gets his dental records to the police, they can take another step forward in the investigation.

"...John's dental records to have on-hand as would be expected in something like this."

This is the second day in a row that a body was pulled from the Charles River. Monday’s discovery of a body led to a quick identification. It was an older man.

Dailey’s sister told NECN via text that her family has heard nothing new.

"I do know without a shadow of a doubt that when this is over, regardless of what the outcome is, in the very least it'll be absolutely life altering."

Suffolk DA’s Office says it’s too early to determine a cause of death on the body they found.

Tags: body, Charles River, Deanna Morgan, jon dailey, boston university bridge, suffolk county da's office, miles smith
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