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Jack Culolias, Missing Arizona State Student, May Have Been Found Dead: Reports

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A body found Sunday in the Salt River in Tempe, Ariz., is feared to be that of Jack Culolias, an Arizona State University student missing since Nov. 30, KTLA 5 in Los Angeles reports.

Examiners were in the process of confirming the identity of the body Sunday, according to KPHO and the Associated Press. The body was found wearing a red sneaker that matched another shoe previously discovered in the vicinity by Culolias's mother.

Officials told news outlets there was a "strong possibility" that the body belongs to Culolias. "It does not appear that there is any foul play in this at all," Sgt. Michael Pooley of the Tempe Police Department told WSMV. "It looks like it was just a tragic accident."

A volunteer search party spotted the corpse floating under a bridge and contacted police, KPHO reports. The Orange County Weekly noted police had previously searched the area with underwater cameras and radar equipment, but it's possible the body didn't surface earlier because it was caught at the bottom of the basin.

At one point, a self-described psychic got involved in the case and told ABC News she had provided Tempe police with specific information.

Culolias, 19, is from Brea, Calif., in Orange County. He was last seen leaving a pre-pledge week fraternity function Nov. 30 at the Cadillac Ranch Bar at 11 p.m. He was allegedly drunk and was thrown out of the bar for urinating off a balcony. He left his cell phone and credit card behind.

The Los Angeles Times reports the Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control is investigating credit card purchases from that night to determine whether the bar served underage patrons, including Culolias.

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