Boston Student Found in River Chained to Block
Jonathan Dailey disappeared a week ago
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:25 AM CDT
Updated Oct 10, 2012 2:57 AM CDT
Jonathan Dailey, 23, was a graduate student at Boston Architectural College.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A missing Boston graduate student has been found dead in the Charles River, bound with chains to a cement block. Jonathan Dailey, 23, was identified yesterday, a day after the body of a 62-year-old man was found in the river near the Boston University boathouse. The older man's death is not considered suspicious. Dailey's body was spotted by a Boston University rowing coach, reports the Boston Globe. The grad student at Boston Architectural College disappeared one week ago.

"It is far too early to make a determination as to manner of death, and reports indicating that the individual was the victim of a homicide are premature," says a spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney. Detectives are also investigating the possibility of suicide. Dailey, originally from North Carolina, was taking a leave from course work for a semester. He was described by a pal as a "charismatic, great friend" who loved outdoor adventures.

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jimbozz59
Jan 22, 2013 9:48 PM CST
u never know, may be he chained himself up to a cinder block and threw himself in the river. Noootttt
roanymacaroni
Jan 18, 2013 11:37 PM CST
There may be a serial killer out there that is operating in different areas. There were a few young male college students who went in the Mississippi River in Minnesota within a short time frame in the last 10 years or so. I am sorry I can't narrow the time frame down but a lot of them are still unsolved as far as I know. Does someone want to clue the detectives in on this? Of course, seeing as someone who was bound with chains to a cement block is thought of as a suicide maybe they won't pick up on this... Common sense is in short supply everywhere it seems.
adarc
Jan 15, 2013 3:17 PM CST
Sadly there have been a LOT of young college/post college guys who've gone missing in Boston and ended up in the Charles, the resevoir or the Harbor. Off the top of my head I can think of three. The Police always shrug their shoulders and say the guys went out drinking and "accidently" walked into the water. I'm actually relieved this guy was tied down, maybe now they'll have to do a real investigation.