Missing College Student Found Dead - NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

Missing College Student Found Dead

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Better Together
    Northeastern University Police Department

    A missing Northeastern University student has been found dead, the Boston school confirmed Saturday.

    Dennis Njoroge, 21, was last seen on Nov. 28. The school's president, Joseph Aoun, announced that their search for him "came to a tragic conclusion on New Year's Eve," in a statement to the Northeastern University community.

    A source tells necn his body was pulled from the Charles River on Thursday.

    "I'm deeply grateful to every member of our community, especially Dennis's fellow students, who leafleted and held events raising awareness of his disappearance," Aoun wrote in a statement. "I also thank the members of the NUPD and our Division of Student Affairs, who provided such caring support during this difficult time."

    The Kenyan-born Media Arts major graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester, according to a Facebook page launched by the family in an attempt to galvanize support for their search efforts. He was supposed to begin a co-op in January at a television news station in Boston.

    Details of Njoroge's death and where he was found have not been released.

    For up-to-the-minute news and weather, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Sign up for our new breaking news email alerts by clicking here and download our free apps here.