Body Of Missing Alabama Student Found After River Search

The student was from Mt. Airy, Md.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The body of a missing University of Alabama student from Maryland has been found after a search of a river in Tuscaloosa. Authorities say the body of 20-year-old Garrett Walker of Mount Airy, Maryland, was located Tuesday afternoon by divers in the Black Warrior River.

Walker was a junior studying aerospace engineering. He was last seen alive early Sunday while leaving a bar in the city. His family reported him missing Sunday afternoon, and a search began after his clothes and cellphone were discovered near the river.

Authorities say the cause and manner of Walker’s death are under investigation.

By The Associated Press