PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has released the cause and manner of death for a missing 23-year-old Duquesne University grad student whose body was found in the Ohio River in March.
Officials say Dakota James‘ cause of death has been ruled as a drowning, and the manner has been determined to be accidental.READ MORE: Police: Central Catholic High School No Longer At Risk For Threat After Arrest Made Following Social Media Comments
According to officials, James’ body was discovered near Neville Island around 9 a.m. March 6, ending a desperate six-week search for the young man.
He was last spotted in Downtown Pittsburgh on the night of Jan. 25.READ MORE: Local Pediatricians Offer Health Advice For Trick-Or-Treating This Halloween
In February, Pittsburgh Police released a new surveillance image of James, which showed him walking through Katz Plaza in the Cultural District at 11:46 p.m. on the night he disappeared. Prior to that, the last known sighting was reportedly at the Wood Street T Station.Ohio Messes Up New Wright Brothers License Plate Design
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