Body of missing SDSU student found in Lake Murray

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scuba divers and emergency personnel found the body of the missing suicidal SDSU student at the bottom of Lake Murray Friday afternoon.

The 18-year-old man’s wallet, cellphone, backpack and piece of clothing were found abandoned on the shore of the reservoir.

Authorities later found a suicide note in the teen’s SDSU dormitory room.

The lifeguard scuba team was called in after park rangers and patrol officers searched the shoreline and surrounding areas for the man, according to Lee Swanson, spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Emergency personnel searched in and around Lake Murray on Thursday for the 18-year-old, but had to suspend the search for the night.

A remote-control sonar device located the dead man under roughly 65 feet of water about 4:45 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The county Medical Examiner’s Office was called in to take custody of the body.

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