Mysterious Drownings: The I-Team exposes deadly pattern
February 25, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The alarming number of young men drowning across the country has caught the attention of federal law enforcement.For years, criminologists and victims' families have wondered for years if the deaths are connected or if such a link is merely an urban legend. Federal authorities are said to be considering a nationwide investigation.
Numerous college age men have drowned in the past several years and the I-Team looked into whether it was coincidence or connection.
Although mysterious, there was never anything solid to report. After a Northwestern student was found dead in Wilmette Harbor in 2012, we reopened the I-Team file.
It was September 22, 2012.
Northwestern sophomore Harsha Maddula partied with friends. Just after midnight he headed home alone. Then he went missing.
Five days later, he was found floating in Wilmette Harbor....................
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