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Missing student identified as second body, bound by chains, dragged from Boston's Charles River

Updated at 10 p.m. ET: For the second straight day, a body has been dragged from the Charles River in Boston.

Officials have identified the body as that of Jonathan Dailey, an architecture student from North Carolina who had been reported missing, the Boston Globe reported. His body was spotted around 7:25 a.m. by a Boston University rowing coach on Tuesday, NBC station WHDH reported.

A law enforcement officer told the Globe that the body was wrapped in chains and weighted down by a concrete block.

Dailey's family was asked to provide dental records to confirm the body was his, the Boston Herald reported.


Dailey, a graduate student at Boston Architectural College, vanished without a trace a week ago, leaving behind his driver's license, computer and clothes. The punctual student also failed to show up for his job at a Cambridge clothing shop on Friday.

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Since then, friends have set up a Facebook page to help find him. Family members traveled from North Carolina this week to assist in the search, and they offered a $5,000 reward for information for his return.

Dailey’s roommate Miles Smith, the last person known to have seen him, told the Herald that detectives told him the body was so decomposed that the person’s gender couldn’t even be identified.

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The body of a 62-year-old man was discovered Monday in the river by two Boston University employees. The identity of that person has not been determined.

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