Body found in Charles River is missing student

Posted: 10/09/12 at 7:55 am EDT      Last Updated: 10/09/12 at 10:35 pm EDT

BOSTON (WHDH) – The body found in the Charles River near Boston University Tuesday morning has been positively identified as missing graduate student Jonathan Dailey.

State police said Dailey’s body was spotted by a BU rowing coach at about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday. The family of the 23-year-old graduate student Jonathan Dailey was in Boston waiting to hear if the body of the person found is that of their son, who had been missing for a week. He was last seen at his apartment on Gardner Street in Allston. State police delivered the sad news Tuesday evening at about 6 p.m.

Dailey was a student at Boston Architectural College.

Sources told 7News Dailey's legs were tied to a pair of cinder blocks, but no foul play is suspected.

Dailey’s roommate Miles Smith said Jon left their Allston apartment last Tuesday night after eating pizza and watching TV. He took his cellphone and debit card and nothing else. He left his license, glasses and computer back at his apartment.

Dailey grew up in North Carolina and moved to Boston a year ago to attend school.

Smith said he can't think of why anyone would want to harm Dailey, or why he'd want to hurt himself.

"He was very charismatic. A great friend. Tough tease, but everyone knew it was in good nature," Smith said.

The body of an older man was recovered from the river in the same area on Monday. The person was not publicly identified.

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