This article was originally published on Sep 27
Harsha Maddula’s body was found floating in Wilmette Harbor by a fisherman today.
Northwestern’s vice president of university relations, Al Cubbage, held a press conference at 10:15PM tonight confirming that Maddula’s body was found.
Cubbage indicated that university police were notified “shortly before 7PM” that a body was found in Wilmette Harbor.
According to Cubbage, Wilmette police investigators on the scene said there were “no signs of foul play on the body.”
Maddula was last seen leaving a party at 2013 Ridge at 12:30am last Saturday, the 22nd of September.
“Maddula’s wallet with his Northwestern ID card and his mobile phone were found on the body,” read a press release.
In the same press release, Morton Schapiro wrote: “on behalf of Northwestern University, I extend our deepest sympathies to Harsha’s family and to his many friends at Northwestern.” President Schapiro is away travelling in New York at the time.
It seems that Maddula walked to Wilmette from the party on Ridge where he was last seen. As of press time, there are no clear indications as to what caused Maddula’s death. An investigation into his death will be conducted.
Photo by Charles Rollet