Body found in Rochester pond believed to be missing student


The body found Sunday evening near a Rochester park is likely that of a Rochester man who has been missing since March 26.

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office tentatively identified the man who was found floating in a pond about a mile north of Foster Arend Park as 21-year-old William "Harry" Harrison Hempy, KIMT reports.

Hempy, a University of Illinois student, went missing in March while home in Rochester on spring break. He was last heard from on March 25.

Fishermen found his fully clothed body floating a few feet from shore on the property of Milestone Materials just after 7 p.m. Sunday, the Rochester Post Bulletin says.

"Where the body was found was only found in a few feet of water," Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson told KTTC. "But I believe it's an old expired quarry so it could be quite deep."

Officials conducted an autopsy Monday, but the full results are still pending, reports notes. No foul play is suspected.

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