Sunil Tripathi was a U.S. student who went missing on 16 March 2013. His disappearance received widespread media attention after he was wrongly named on social media as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Tripathi had been missing for a month prior to the 15 April 2013 bombings. His body was found on 23 April
A body was found floating in the stretch of the Providence River behind the Wyndham Garden Providence hotel on 23 April 2013. Using dental records, it was confirmed to be that of Tripathi. The cause of death was not immediately known, but authorities said they did not suspect foul play.
Two suspects appear to have robbed a 7-11 in Cambridge, Mass. late Thursdat night before fleeing to the MIT campus. There, they shot and killed a campus police officer before fleeing to nearby Watertown. On the way, the suspects fired on police and reportedly dropped hand grenades from their stolen Mercedes. Once in Watertown, the suspects engaged in a firefight with Boston and Watertown police. Boston’s Channel 5 News reported that the suspects fired as many as 25 rounds in a single minute. Police managed to capture one suspect, and another appears to have been shot and taken to Beth Israel hospital
Update 3:10 A.M.: According to WFSB's Kevin Michael, Boston police have stated the names of both Boston Marathon bombing suspects over police scanner: Suspect one is Mike Mulugeta, and Suspect 2 is Sunil Tripathi. Police chatter should not be taken as official statements.
Update 3 A.M.: The Boston Marathon bombing suspect captured by police appears to be Sunil Tripathi, a student missing from Brown University, the Atlantic's Matt O'Brien reports.