Body found in lake identified as missing IU student


By: Jon Zimney

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A body found floating in a Bloomington lake has been identified as that of a missing Indiana University student.

WRTV-TV reports the body of 20-year-old Joseph Smedley was found late Friday night in Griffy Lake, which is north of downtown Bloomington. The Monroe County Coroner’s office says preliminary findings indicate Smedley likely drowned.

Smedley was last seen Sunday night and was reported missing by his sister on Monday.

Smedley’s sister told authorities she received an apologetic text message from her brother saying that he loved her and was “sorry” but had plans to leave the country.

An attorney for the family released a statement Saturday saying Smedley’s loved ones were heartbroken.

They remembered Smedley as an “intelligent and loving son, brother and friend.”