SIU student death investigation underway

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A Morton Grove family is looking for answers -- eight months after the death of their son.

Nineteen-year-old Pravin Varughese went missing in February after a Carbondale house party.  His body was discovered nine days later in a wooded area.

The coroner ruled his death the result of hypothermia.  But his family paid for a private autopsy and found evidence that he took a blunt blow to the head.

The Mayor of Morton Grove held a news conference to help shed light on the case.

"We want to get the U.S. attorney involved in this situation because so far the cooperation of law enforcement hasn't been what it needs to be down in Carbondale.  Even the state's attorney seems to be lacking in the kind of urgency that is needed," Democrat Jan Schakowski said.

The family is suing the city of Carbondale, for not doing a thorough search of the wooded area where Pravin's body was found.

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