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Death of Missouri student Riley Strain appears accidental, police in Tennessee say

Police: Missing college student Riley Strain's body found in river
Posted at 11:43 AM, Mar 25, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-25 11:43:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say the death of University of Missouri student Riley Strain appears to be accidental.

The Tennessean reported Sunday that Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Kris Mumford says a detective attended the autopsy examination and Strain’s death “continues to appear accidental.”

Mumford says toxicology results are pending, but there is no apparent foul play. A final autopsy won’t be complete until all testing is finished. Police announced Friday that Strain’s body had been recovered from the Cumberland River.

Police previously said the 22-year-old was last seen on March 8 after drinking downtown. A massive search had been underway.