Body ‘believed to be’ missing Duke student found, police say

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Michael Doherty (WTVD)

FRANKLIN, Mass. — A body believed to be a missing Duke University student has been found, according to police.

Police told WTVD that a body “believed at this time” to be 20-year-old Michael Doherty was found in Franklin by civilian searchers around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The body was located in a wooded area near Interstate 495.

“Positive confirmation will not be available until the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has issued its findings,” police wrote in a press release.

Doherty was reported missing by his parents after he didn’t return home from a party about a week ago. The incident remains under investigation.