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Body pulled from Salt River ID'd as ASU student

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Body pulled from Salt River ID'd as ASU student

CREATED Dec. 19, 2012

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have positively identified a body recovered from the Salt River as an Arizona State University student missing since late last month.
   
The Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body of 19-year-old Jack Culolias on Wednesday, but the cause and manner of death still are pending.
   
A private search group spotted a body floating in the river on Sunday near where one of Culolias' shoes was found about two weeks ago.
   
Culolias was last seen Nov. 30 after being kicked out of a Tempe bar during a fraternity party and Tempe police say the freshman was suspected of being drunk.
   
Police say the body pulled from the water was wearing a single red shoe, leading to the "strong possibility" that the body was that of Culolias.

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