Police say body found in Auburn ID’d as missing Auburn University student

Published 2:54 pm Friday, November 15, 2019

Authorities say a body found in Auburn has been identified as that of a male college student missing since August.

Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says fingerprints show that the body discovered in a shed on Sunday is that of 22-year-old Chih-Kai Lai.

He was a Taiwanese student attending Auburn University.

Harris says no foul play is expected, but an investigation continues into exactly what happened.

The body was found in a shed outside a home. Authorities say it didn’t appear to have been there very long.

Lai was last seen on Aug. 18.

Authorities say the case isn’t related to the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, another college student recently reported missing in Auburn.