Family, friends say goodbye to college student found dead in Ill.

NEW HYDE PARK - Family and friends said goodbye today to a Long Island college student who was found dead near his Northwestern University campus. The body of Harsha Maddula, 18, was recovered from Lake Michigan in Illinois on Thursday. The pre-med student had been last seen leaving an off-campus party on Sept. 22. The Cook County medical examiner says Maddula drowned in the early morning hours, but has not said whether the death was accidental. Police say they have found no evidence of foul play. Officials are still investigating how Maddula ended up in the water. A family friend says Maddula was recently diagnosed with diabetes and was depressed because of it. Friends say that he was responsible about his insulin treatments. Grieving relatives gathered for a funeral service today at Park Funeral Chapels in New Hyde Park. Maddula's remains were cremated after the service according to Hindu tradition. Missing college student from New Hyde Park found dead in Ill.Police: Body of missing LI teen found in Ill.College student from LI reported missing in Illinois

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