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Video shows missing Minnesota college student going into Mississippi River

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge, Minneapolis police said Monday.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jennifer Houle, the University of Minnesota student missing since early Friday, was caught on surveillance video going into the Mississippi River from the 10th Avenue Bridge, Minneapolis police said Monday.

Police would not say how she entered the water. Her body hasnโ€™t been found, but police are acting under the belief she is deceased, Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said. No suspects are being sought.
The video evidence was located Sunday night, police said.
The department will enlist the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office for a "water recovery effort" in the river.
"We extend our deepest condolences to the Houle family and all of Jennifer's many friends," police said in a statement.
Houle's family requested privacy.
Houle, a 22-year-old Carlson School of Management Student and Pi Beta Phi sorority member, was last seen at the Blarney Pub in the Dinkytown are of Minneapolis between 1 and 2 a.m. Friday.
Elder said she went into the river after that but before her purse was found at 3 a.m. about two blocks west of the bar.
The bridge is another few blocks south of where her purse was found.
A vigil and prayer service for Houle was held Sunday night at Stillwater High School, which she attended.
Danita Brown Young, the university's vice provost for student affairs and dean of students, said in a statement Monday that the university is "deeply saddened to learn the news."
The university is offering counseling services for all students and staff, and specifically for Pi Beta Phi sorority members.

The Pioneer Press is a media partner with Forum News Service.

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