Update: The body of missing Cornell University student, Antonio Tsialas, was recovered from Fall Creek, near Ithaca Falls on Oct. 26. Cornell University Police say Tsialas' death is under investigation, though, foul play is not suspected. State Police assisted Cornell University Police officers in trying to locate the 18-year-old freshman on Oct. 26, since he'd not been seen or heard from since the evening of Oct. 24.
He was seen leaving an event at Phi Kappa Psi (120 Mary Ann Wood Drive) at 9:30 p.m. He was reported missing after failing to meet a family member on Oct. 25. Cornell University Vice President of Student Life Ryan Lombardi sent a statement to students regarding Tsialas' death.
I am deeply saddened to report that after an extensive search, law enforcement officials report that they have recovered the body of Cornell student Antonio Tsialas, who was reported missing by his parents Friday afternoon. Antonio was last seen late on Thursday evening. His body was recovered this evening inside the Fall Creek gorge. A full investigation of the circumstances of his death is underway; no foul play is suspected.
Antonio was an undeclared first-year student in the College of Arts & Sciences from Miami, FL. Described as a thoughtful and smart student, Antonio was outgoing in nature and was actively involved in the Cornell Mundial F.C. club soccer team. He had recently become a campus tour guide.
On behalf of the Cornell community, I offer our most sincere condolences to Antonio’s family and friends. Words cannot adequately convey our thoughts, so please join me in keeping them in our hearts as they struggle with this loss.
I encourage our community to lean on each other and to reach out for support as we all process Antonio’s death. Resources can be found at the bottom of this message. Additional information about community support opportunities will be provided as details are available."
Cornell University offers support services for the entire Cornell community. Students may talk with counselors from the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students can speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.
Employees of Cornell can call the faculty Staff Assistance Program at 607-255-2673. The Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. Anyone looking for additional resources is encouraged to visit caringcommunity.cornell.edu.
Original Story: New York State Police in Ithaca are assisting Cornell University Police in locating 18-year-old freshman student Antonio Tsialas. He’s not been seen or heard from since the evening of Oct. 24 after leaving an event at Phi Kappa Psi, 120 Mary Ann Wood Dr., at approximately 9:30 p.m. He was reported missing after failing to meet a family member on the afternoon of Oct. 25.
Tsialas is a white male with a medium complexion, approximately 5’10” with brown hair, brown eyes, and weighing 175 pounds. He has a scar over the right side of his upper lip and was last seen a dark black or blue sweatshirt, a white t-shirt, and dark blue pants. The New York State Police has been assisting with troopers and utilizing a drone to find Tsialas. Anyone with information is asked to contact Cornell University Police at (607)255-1111.