Search for missing Kenyan student ends with tragic news of his drowning
04 January 2016, 13:29
Boston - A 21-year-old boy who was studying at The Northeastern College in the US was found dead in Charles River in Massachusetts.
Dennis Njoroge, who was studying Media Arts at the college, was reported missing on November 29.
Police searched for him until New Year’s eve, but members of the public had extended the search on social media where they posted leaflets to aid in search.
Born in Kenya, Dennis graduated from Burncoat High School in Worcester, and was a fourth year student at the College of Arts, Media and Design, the college President, President Joseph E. Aoun said in a statement.
He was a familiar face to students at the basketball courts in Marino, and was looking forward to beginning a co-op at a television news station in Boston this month.
On Sunday, police discovered the body at the river, which was later confirmed to be Njoroge’s who is suspected to have died by drowning.
Aoun who broke the news of Dennis' drowning mourned: “He was a familiar face to students at the basketball courts in Marino, and was looking forward to beginning a co-op at a television news station in Boston this month. Over the holidays, we continued to hope for Dennis’s safe return, even as we felt his absence. He will be missed greatly.”
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