Members of the Brown Community,

It is with profound sadness that I write to share news that the state medical examiner has confirmed the death of Brown student Sunil Tripathi.

For more than a month our community has sought to support the Tripathi family in their courageous and tireless efforts to search for Sunil. We are grateful to the commitment of law enforcement during this time and to friends locally and globally who have contributed in myriad ways throughout the search. We extend our deepest condolences to Sunil’s family for their loss and for the immeasurable pain they have endured during this period.

Sunil grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania. The brother of two Brown graduates, Sunil came to Brown as an undergraduate in 2008. He was a philosophy concentrator and accomplished saxophonist with a keen interest in music. He was known to be a serious, thoughtful, intellectually curious student and a brilliant writer. Sunil will be remembered by all who knew him for his gentle demeanor and generous spirit.

Sunil’s life has touched many in our community. The University’s offices of Chaplains and Religious Life (863-2344) and Psychological Services (863-3476) are available to offer support to members of the Brown community. A memorial service to celebrate and honor Sunil's life is being planned for this Saturday afternoon. We will share additional details with the Brown community as they develop.


Christina H. Paxson