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Police ID body as missing ISU student


AMES, Iowa (AP) -- The body of a man found in a building at the old Iowa State University dairy farm has been identified as a student missing since January.

The university issued a news release Thursday afternoon saying the state medical examiner's office identified the body as 22-year-old Jonathan Lacina of Grinnell.

Lacina's body was found Wednesday night by a university police officer who was searching the area.

An autopsy was performed Thursday. No other details of cause of death have been released.

University Police Chief Jerry Stewart says in the release that it may be weeks before final autopsy results are available. The investigation is continuing.

Lacina was reported missing by his father on Jan. 30. He was last seen on Jan. 22.

The building where Lacina's body was found was no longer being used.

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