|Sean Matti/Courtesy: Indiana DNR/WISH-TV|
Purdue University running back Sean Matti went missing Sunday afternoon after partying with friends in Lake Freeman, near Monticello, Indiana.
After an exhaustive search by investigators, Matti's body was found this morning in the Lake, he appears to have drowned.
Read more from WISH-TV in Indianapolis RIGHT HERE
The 22-year-old Matti, from Shoreview, Minnesota, had been on the Purdue football team for three seasons, though he had not actually played in a game.
**Purdue released an official statement late this morning:
From Athletic Director Morgan Burke:
"On behalf of the entire Purdue Boilermaker family, our hearts go out to Sean's family-Frank and Karen, Samantha, Kyle and Amanda- and all those who knew and loved him."
"It's during difficult times like these that families must unite to grow stronger, and we extend out our hands to help however we can".
From Coach Danny Hope: "Purdue Football is a family and I am terribly saddened by the loss of one of our young me. Sally's and my prayers continue to go out to Sean's family and all his friends and loved ones. He was a special young man whose positive spirit will be part of our program forever."
Here's the original story WISH did on the search:
And here's the story WLFI-TV in West Lafayette did on the recovery of the body...