• Family, friends reach out to missing Brown Univ. student via YouTube


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (MyFoxBoston.com) – As police and FBI agents review surveillance footage, the family and friends of a missing 22-year-old missing Brown University student remain positive about his return.

    Sunil Tripathi, originally from Bryn Mawr, Pa., and known as "Sunny," is on leave from the Ivy League school but was living in an apartment in Providence with classmates.

    Numerous family members and friends created a short video asking Sunil to come home.

    "Not knowing Sunil's whereabouts, we feel strongly about communicating with him directly," said Judy Tripathi, Sunil's mother. "Each of us wants to express to Sunil our unconditional love and support, and how much we long for him to be back with us."

    Sunil's sister Sangeeta is eager to tell him about her recent trip to East Africa.

    "I brought a soccer jersey home for you, as I always do. I am so looking forward to seeing you wearing it," she said in the video.

    Sunil's family has also created a Facebook page called "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" in hopes of locating their loved one.

    Law enforcement agencies continue to receive tips, while diligently investigating each one.

    Sunil is described as 6'0" tall and 130 pounds. He was last seen on March 16 wearing a black hat with a Philadelphia Eagles logo, thin black-rimmed glasses, a black EMS ski jacket, and light-wash blue jeans.

    Anyone with information on Sunil's whereabouts should contact Detective Mark Sacco of the Providence Police Department at 401-641-8691.

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