MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The body of a missing University of Minnesota student was found behind TCF Bank Stadium Thursday, according to police.
University Police Chief Greg Hestness confirmed that Keaton Patrick Murphy’s body was discovered inside a box car. He said it will take some time to determine the cause of death because his body had been out in the elements for a while.
Murphy was reportedly suicidal after being arrested last week on possible child porn charges. He has been missing since he was released from jail.
College of Liberal Arts Dean James A. Parente, Jr. released a statement regarding the death of Murphy.
“We’re deeply saddened to learn of Keaton’s death,” Parente, Jr. said. “Anytime we lose a student, it is a tragedy for our community. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his parents, family and friends.”