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Body Found Near Ithaca Falls Identified as Missing Cornell Student

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The body of an 18-year-old Cornell student was recovered on Saturday (October 26), after he was reported missing since Thursday night.

Officials with Cornell and Ithaca Police, as well as Ithaca Fire, say they located 18-year-old Antonio Tsialas deceased in the waters of Fall Creek near Ithaca Falls.

Tsialas had not been seen or heard from since Thursday evening after leaving an event at Phi Kappa Psi on Mary Ann Wood Drive) around 9:30 p.m.

He was reported missing after failing to meet a family member the following afternoon.

The circumstances of his death are still under investigation, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community.

Students may consult with counselors from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. They may also speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673.

The Ithaca-based Crisis Line is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit

Assisting crews with the search were members of State Police, State Forest Rangers, State Department of Environmental Conservation Police and Cornell Botanic Gardens staff.

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