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Body of missing Cal State Fullerton engineering student found in Newport Harbor

Body of missing Cal State Fullerton engineering student found in Newport Harbor

A body found floating in the waters off Newport Pier was identified Wednesday as a missing Cal State Fullerton student, authorities said.

The body of Praveen Galla was found 1,000 feet from the pier in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Galla’s roommates reported him missing Feb. 2 after he failed to return home, according to the Cal State Fullerton Police Department.

He had taken an Uber ride on Feb. 1 from Fullerton to the campus and arrived there at 5:06 p.m. A friend reported receiving a "check-in" notification on...

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