Body of missing DU student Dakota James found

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Police The body of missing Duquesne student Dakota James was found this morning in the Ohio River in Robinson Township.

Courtesy of Pittsburgh Police
The body of missing Duquesne student Dakota James was found this morning in the Ohio River in Robinson Township.

Brandon Addeo | News Editor

3/6/2017

Police confirmed a body found this morning in the Ohio River in Robinson Township is that of missing Duquesne student Dakota James.

A police official said they got a call at about 9 a.m. of a body in the river. The medical examiner confirmed the body was James’.

There is no word yet on the cause of death or the nature of James’ disappearance.

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic outcome, and I extend my deepest sympathy to Dakota’s family and friends on behalf of the entire Duquesne University community,” Duquesne President Ken Gormley said in a statement.

James had been missing since Jan. 25, when he and several co-workers went out for drinks. He was last seen walking by himself in surveillance images that night in the Cultural District’s Katz Plaza.

In a press briefing Feb. 28, police said video showed James walking toward Fort Duquesne Boulevard via Scott Place. The video did not show which direction Dakota turned on the street.

Police notified the James family on the discovery of Dakota’s body.

Pittsburgh Police will be holding a press conference this afternoon related to the discovery of James’ body.

James was pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at Duquesne.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

One Response to "Body of missing DU student Dakota James found"

  1. Michael Romanello  May 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    It has now been 78 days since Dakota James’ body was recovered from the Ohio River and so far there has been no cause of death announced by the Medical Examiner. What’s going on?

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