body of missing Penn graduate student Anirban Majumdar was found Sunday
in the Schuylkill River; the Medical Examiners office has determined
cause of death to be drowning.
"It is with
deep sadness that we report that the body of missing Penn graduate
student Anirban Majumdar was found over the weekend," said Phyllis
Holtzman, Deputy Director of University Communications. The Philadelphia
Medical Examiner's office has concluded that the cause of death is
drowning. The manner of death is undetermined pending the results
of toxicology tests. The Medical Examiner's office reports that post-
mortem exams show no evidence of trauma or foul play. Penn's Division
of Public Safety has been informed that it may take up to 3-4 weeks
before results of the toxicology tests are known.
a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Anirban's
family and friends. We understand how difficult it is to come to terms
with the sudden loss of a young and promising life. We want everyone
to know that counselors are available to meet with those who may need
assistance in dealing with this tragedy," continued Ms. Holtzman.
counseling should call Counseling and Psychological Services at (215)
898-7021; faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program