Dartmouth student found dead in river leads police to open hazing investigation

Police are investigating whether hazing may have played a role in the death of a Dartmouth student who was found dead in the Connecticut River Sunday night, according to local reports.

The body of Won Jang, a 20-year-old at the Ivy League university, was recovered 65 feet offshore Sunday at about 7:30 p.m. local time, the Hanover Police Department said in a news release. He was reported missing after last being seen alive around the docks Saturday night.

The search for Jang included a several divers and a sonar team using an underwater camera that eventually located the body, according the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Items found near the dock indicated Jang did not leave the river area.

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