A 21-year-old Indian-origin student’s body was found in a lake on the campus of a premier university in Indiana, the police said.
Annrose Jerry, who apart from being a student at the University of Notre Dame, was also an accomplished musician. CBS Minnesota had earlier reported that she had been missing since January 21. She was studying science and business.
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In a statement, Notre Dame News, the university’s media relations office, said, “Jerry had been missing since the evening of Tuesday and Notre Dame police scoured the campus and pursued multiple leads in an effort to find her.”
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After much search, the Public safety personnel found her body in an on-campus lake on Friday. St. Joseph County Coroner Michael J McGann positively identified her. No apparent signs of trauma were found on the body.
“Devastated, very saddened. She was one of the best students in my class, actually,” WNDU channel quoted her teacher as saying.
In her obituary, Annrose was described as a skilled musician. SHe was an expert in playing the piano and played the flute for her university’s Folk Choir.
“Annrose was a sweet, intelligent, strong, passionate, kind-hearted friend and she will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and loved ones,” the University of Notre Dame Folk Choir said in a statement.
As per reports, she wanted to pursue dental studies, after her graduation this year. Local reports said she could have died after accidentally falling into the lake.
Jerry, who has relatives in Kerala, topped her class at Blaine High School. She was majoring in science and business.
On Thursday, the authorities issued a silver alert, believing she was in extreme danger.