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Arizona State Student from Brea Missing

Jack Culolias, 19, brea-pic-2of Brea, was last seen at a bar in Tempe, Arizona on Nov. 30.

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missing-asu-studentTEMPE, Ariz. (KTLA) — Search crews in Arizona believe they have found the body of a missing Arizona State University student from Orange County.

Authorities say that a body recovered from the Salt River on Sunday could be that of ASU freshman Jack Culolias, 19, of Brea.

Two private search groups were looking for Culolias Sunday morning when one group spotted a body floating near the spot where one of his shoes was found about two weeks ago.

Police said that the deceased pulled from the water was wearing a single red shoe, leading to the “strong possibility” that the body is that of Culolias.

The county medical examiner will have to identify the body, which had apparently been in the water for an extended period, according to authorities.

Culolias was last seen on Nov. 30 after being kicked out of a Tempe bar during a party sponsored by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Campus police said his friends saw him heading to a taxi cab and never saw him again.

Culolias used a fake ID to get into Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace. It wasn’t known whether Culolias was served alcohol at the bar.

The Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control is reviewing credit card purchases from the bar to determine if underage drinking was taking place.

Authorities searched the river north of Tempe Marketplace using underwater cameras and radar equipment after Culolias’ disappearance but came up empty.

There were reports that Culolias had expressed concerns to his family about his initiation into the fraternity going into pledge week.

Tempe police said on Sunday that there’s nothing to suggest that the disappearance was anything bu accidental.

Friends and family gathered in Brea Thursday night for a vigil for an Arizona State University student who disappeared two weeks ago. Stefan Chase reports.

BREA, Calif. (KTLA) — Friends anbrea-picd family gathered for a vigil Thursday night for an Arizona State University student who disappeared two weeks ago.

Jack Culolias, 19, was last seen at the Cadillac Ranch bar in Tempe, Arizona, bar on November 30.

He was there for a fraternity-sponsored pledge event for Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Police said Culolias used a fake ID to enter the bar, and earlier admitted concerns to his stepmother and twin brother about his initiation into the fraternity.

Alex Culolias, Jack’s brother, said he was escorted from the bar for urinating from a balcony amid chants from fraternity members.

Alex says that he believes Jack is still alive, and he’s asking for the public’s help in finding him.

“I love you, Jack. I just want you back,” Alex said at the vigil. “If anybody has any information, please contact the Tempe Police Department, whether anonymously or not.”

One of Jack’s shoes was found near the banks of a lake near the ASU campus. Crews searched the area, and dive crews went into the lake, but there was no sign of him.

The Arizona State Department of Liquor and Licensing Control is reviewing information from Cadillac Ranch to determine if underage drinking violations occurred at the event.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been placed on probation twice since 2006, according to university spokeswoman Sharon Keeler.

In 2006, one person was hospitalized in a hazing incident in which new members were forced to drink alcohol.

Then, in 2011, the fraternity was again put on probation after members brought alcohol to a meeting in a classroom.

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