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Drones and helicopters used in the search.

A Dartmouth College graduate student who had been missing for several days was found dead in the Connecticut River, Lebanon police announced Monday night. There was an active search for Kexin Cai, 26, who disappeared last Wednesday. Investigators were able to locate video from two different businesses that showed Cai on his e-bike heading toward West Lebanon on NH Route 10 around 6:00 pm last Wednesday. A driver spotted what he believed was Cai’s bike in the Boston Lot Conservation Area on Thursday or Friday morning as the search focused, investigators wrote, and around 4 p.m. Monday, a fisherman reported a sighting along the Connecticut River in Windsor, Vermont. Rescuers were able to locate the body before it was brought to shore around 5:36 p.m. and later identified as Cai. Before the discovery of Cai’s body, her partner, Kristian Droste, told WMUR-TV that she was a loving and kind person. “Some of the qualities that continue to deepen my love and commitment to Kexin are her uninhibited laugh, the way she sings to me (often in a language I don’t speak but that she is teaching me), her loyalty to her family and loved ones. loved ones, and their love for the light that passes through the trees intermingling with the shadows,” Droste wrote in a statement to WMUR-TV.>> Download the free WMUR app for updates on the go: Apple | Google Play <

A Dartmouth College graduate student, who has been missing for several days, was found dead in the Connecticut River, Lebanon police announced Monday night.

An active search had been carried out for Kexin Cai, 26, who disappeared last Wednesday.

Investigators were able to locate videos from two different businesses that showed Cai on his e-bike, heading toward West Lebanon on NH Route 10 around 6:00 p.m. last Wednesday.

A driver spotted what he believed was Cai’s bike in the Boston Lot Conservation Area on Thursday or Friday morning, focusing the search, investigators wrote, and around 4 p.m. Monday, a fisherman reported a sighting along the Connecticut River in Windsor, Vermont.

Rescuers were able to locate the body before it was brought to shore around 5:36 p.m. and later identified as Cai.

Before the discovery of Cai’s body, her partner, Kristian Droste, told WMUR-TV that she was a kind and loving person.

“Some of the qualities that continue to deepen my love and commitment to Kexin are her uninhibited laugh, the way she sings to me (often in a language I don’t speak but that she is teaching me), her loyalty to her family and her loved ones and their love for the light that passes through the trees intermingling with the shadows,” Droste wrote in a statement to WMUR-TV.

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A friend of Cai said there was a group of about 30 members of the Dartmouth College community searching in the woods near the conservation area.

Police said they used drones and helicopters, but foliage made the search difficult.