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FBI aiding in 5-state search for missing Brown University student

Brown University student Sunil Tripathi has been missing for more than a week.
Brown University student Sunil Tripathi has been missing for more than a week.NBC Connecticut

A student from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island has been missing for more than a week and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is helping in a five-state search, according to the Providence Journal.  

Sunil Tripathi, 22, of Pennsylvania, was last seen on Friday, March 15 on the campus of the Ivy League university, according to the Journal, and the search has expanded to Connecticut, Boston, New York and Philadelphia.

His family said Sunil’s wallet, ID cards, credit cards and cell phone were found in his room.

“Our concerns are first and foremost with Sunil and his family,” Margaret Klawunn, vice president for student life and campus services at Brown, said in a statement posted on the university’s Web site.

“We are hopeful that by encouraging the Brown community to help spread the word that Sunil will be located.”

Tripathi grew up in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and has been living in Providence since 2008, according to Brown University, where he is a philosophy major and a talented saxophonist.

Tripathi’s sister, Sangeeta Tripathi, has offered her contact information for further, 917-774-9208.

A Twitter account, @findingsunny, and a Facebook page have been set up to help with the search. 

If you have any information or think you've seen him, call police.