Kelly Granger, of Nashville, holds a candle while looking out...

Kelly Granger, of Nashville, holds a candle while looking out at the Cumberland River during a vigil for Riley Strain on Gay Street in Nashville, Tenn., Friday, March 22, 2024. The body of the missing University of Missouri student was discovered early Friday in the Cumberland River. Credit: AP/Andrew Nelles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The death of Riley Strain, a University of Missouri student who went missing in Tennessee’s capital for nearly two weeks, appears to be accidental, police said.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Kris Mumford said a detective attended the autopsy examination and Strain’s death “continues to appear accidental," The Tennessean reported Sunday. Mumford said toxicology results were pending, but there is no apparent foul play. A final autopsy won’t be complete until all testing is finished.

Police announced Friday that Strain had been found dead in the Cumberland River about 8 miles (12.8 kilometers) west of downtown and foul play was not suspected.

Police previously said Strain, 22, was last seen just before 10 p.m. on March 8 after drinking downtown. University of Missouri officials said in a statement that Strain was traveling to Nashville to attend a private event.

A massive search was launched, with just small clues available to help investigators trying to find him, including finding his bank card along a riverbank and using surveillance footage to track his final moments.

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