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Autopsy: Chattanooga engineering student died of hypothermia



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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A University of Tennessee Chattanooga graduate engineering student who disappeared for almost two weeks died of hypothermia, according to a coroner's report.

Twenty-four-year-old Ali Ali, from Sudan, was found on Maclellan Island on Jan. 18. Temperatures had been as low as 20 degrees around that time.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/1EGIFA3) authorities still do not know much about where Ali was after he disappeared on Jan 5. He was last seen in UTC's engineering, mathematics and computer science building.

Police said an autopsy found no evidence of foul play, and Ali's death has been ruled accidental.

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told the paper police will continue to investigate. He urged anyone with information about the disappearance to come forward.

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