The Department of Public Safety and the Providence Police Department are searching for an undergraduate student who has been missing since Friday evening.
Sunil Tripathi, a member of the class of 2013 currently not enrolled in the University, was last seen at his residence at 204 Angell Street around 7:30 p.m. Friday, Deputy Chief of Police for DPS Paul Shanley wrote in an email to The Herald.
DPS and Providence Police were advised Sunday around 1 p.m. that Tripathi had gone missing, Shanley wrote. “We have been working with the Providence police in searching the area and assisting in any way we can to help locate Sunil Tripathi,” he wrote.
Tripathi, 22, was wearing “a black jacket, blue jeans and a Philadelphia Eagles cap,” according to an ABC6.com article posted Sunday evening. Tripathi weighs 130 pounds and is 6 feet 2 inches tall. He was “possibly depressed and left home without any of his belongings,” according to ABC.
Tripathi was “taking time off from Brown” and not attending classes at the time of his disappearance, said housemate Ryan Gladych ’13. Though Tripathi was rooming with Gladych and his housemates, he was independently subletting a room in the apartment and did not have close relationships with the other residents in the house, Gladych said.
Tripathi’s housemates were informed of his disappearance Sunday when police arrived to investigate in the afternoon, Gladych said.
Gladych said he and his housemates were unaware of the missing person’s report, but added they were concerned for Tripathi’s safety.
“Our thoughts are completely with Sunil,” Gladych said.