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Police Investigate Mysterious Death Of Dartmouth College Student Pulled From Connecticut River

The Hanover, New Hampshire Police Department (HPD) has opened an investigation into the death of Wong Jian, a 20-year-old Dartmouth College student who was rescued by authorities from a local river on Sunday, according to a press release from HPD.

Jean's body was recovered approximately 65 feet offshore in the Connecticut River and, once identified, the deceased student's next of kin was notified, HPD Police Chief Charles B. Dennis said in a press release. (Related article: Terrifying incident in which missing woman's body is found inside a python)

Hanover police said the cause of Chan's death is currently “unknown,” but police do not believe “foul play is suspected.”

Police are investigating whether bullying and alcohol were linked to Chang's death. according to To WCAX.

“We have received several emails forwarded to us from the university that anonymously raised concerns that bullying and alcohol may be involved, so that will certainly be part of the investigation as we move through this process,” Dennis told WCAX.

The outlet reported that they and others received anonymous tips about heavy drinking and bullying of freshman at the fraternity before Chan's death.

The police chief stressed to WCAX that this is a “tragic incident” and that police are still “seeking any and all information that will assist us in conducting a thorough and swift investigation.”

Researcher Said CBS News reported that the deceased had been “participating in an informal social gathering on a dock near Dartmouth's Boathouse” before disappearing.

“We understand this is incredibly difficult news for our community. If you need a listening ear or advice to get through this difficult time, please reach out for support. We are in contact with Wong's fraternity members and other friends,” Dartmouth College said in a statement, WCAX reported.

According to a press release, the Hanover Fire Department's dive team, Lebanon Fire Department, Hartford Fire Department, the state Department of Fish and Game and Marine Patrol assisted HPD in the search and rescue efforts.

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