Body discovered on Southview Drive identified

Update in Missing Person Case- Chih-Kai Lai

AUBURN, Ala.- On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Auburn Police responded to a residence in the 500 Block of Southview Drive in reference to the discovery of an individual found deceased in an out building on the property, where it appears he had been staying.

Further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery, as well as determining the identity of the individual, was conducted by the Auburn Police Division, the State of Alabama Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Lee County Coroner’s Office. Through those combined efforts the individual found deceased has been positively identified as Chih-Kai Lai, a 22-year-old Asian student enrolled at Auburn University that was reported missing on August 19, 2019.

Preliminarily, the investigation and the postmortem examination indicates that although Lai was last seen on August 18th; he had only been deceased for a matter days and foul play is not suspected.

Chih-Kai Lai

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