The body of a missing University of Missouri student has been found in Nashville. Metro Nashville police announced that a body found in the Cumberland River on the city’s west side has been identified as 22-year-old Riley Strain.

“The fire department was called in. Retrieved the body from the river. The medical examiner’s office reviewed the body and we’ve confirmed that it is Riley Strain,” said Police Chief John Drake.

Strain and a group of fraternity brothers had traveled to Nashville two weeks ago, and he was last seen leaving a bar alone.

“There are no signs of foul play at this time, according to the examination here at the riverbank. Mr. Strain still had the shirt on that he was wearing, he still had the watch and other identifying factors that helped us identify who he is.”

After the news broke on Friday morning, Mun Choi, University of Missouri President, addressed the campus community. He, along with university officials, are making resources available for students through the MU Counseling Center for support, and the Employee Assistance Program for faculty.

“As the Mizzou community mourns Riley, we are keeping his family in our thoughts and offering support,” wrote Choi.

An autopsy will be performed.

Click on video below to view this morning’s press conference where the news broke:

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