Second autopsy shows bruising on Varughese

An independent autopsy on the body of Pravin Varughese, commissioned by the family has found several discrepancies with the official report. Charles Stegmeyer, the attorney for the family, said the autopsy showed Varughese had a “significant number ... Continue Reading →

Toxicology report negative in Varughese case

The toxicology report for Pravin Varughese came back Wednesday with no signs of alcohol or drugs in his system. Varughese family attorney James Vachachira confirmed the Carbondale Police Department informed the mother of the toxicology report’s findings.  Varughese ... Continue Reading →
Carbondale Chief of Police Jody O’Guinn speaks at a press conference Tuesday to
announce the department had found the body of missing SIU student Pravin Varughese.
Varughese had been missing since Feb. 12, when he was last seen leaving a party at 606
W. College St. “There were just very few leads that would give us any direction on where to
go or where to look,” O’Guinn said. “It was just last night that this was recently developed
and we followed up on it.”

Body of missing student found

Carbondale police found the body of missing SIU student Pravin Varughese Tuesday. Chief Jody O’Guinn confirmed Varughese’s body was found in a wooded area east of the 1400 block of East Main Street near Buffalo Wild Wings around 9:45 a.m. Police ... Continue Reading →

SIUC: Party image unrealistic

Talks of the university’s party school reputation have resurfaced in the first few weeks of the semester, as a party attended by hundreds ended with police using tear gas in the street, and the chancellor insisted the image has affected enrollment. SIUC ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale prepares for Polar Bear

While Chancellor Rita Cheng warns the university community about alcohol safety, employees at one local bar are removing pool tables to provide extra space for the busy weekend. “Polar Bear” and “Puck Finch” are day-long drinking events some Carbondale ... Continue Reading →
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