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A LOOK INTO WHAT HAPPENED


TIMELINE OF EVENTS

We take closer look into what happened on the night that Pravin went missing and the events that followed

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A LOOK INTO WHAT HAPPENED


TIMELINE OF EVENTS

We take closer look into what happened on the night that Pravin went missing and the events that followed

 

BELOW IS A DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE STORY SURROUNDING PRAVIN VARUGHESE'S DISAPPEARANCE AND THE CONTROVERSY THAT FOLLOWED

 
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:00PM


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:00PMPRAVIN ATTENDS PARTY WITH FRIENDS AT 606 W. COLLEGE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:00PM


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:00PMPRAVIN ATTENDS PARTY WITH FRIENDS AT 606 W. COLLEGE

PRAVIN'S 1ST DESTINATION, 606 W. COLLEGE


THIS IS THE HOUSE WHERE PRAVIN AND HIS FRIENDS WERE HANGING OUT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 10:00PM.

PRAVIN AND FRIENDS GO TO A HOUSE PARTY AT 606 W. COLLEGE AT 10:00PM.

Pravin and his two friends decide to attend a party on Wednesday night.

It's not uncommon for them to hang out on a Wednesday night. However, Pravin had an important quiz the next day and wasn't planning on partying too hard or staying out too late.

 

HERE IS THE LOCATION OF THE HOUSE THAT PRAVIN AND FRIENDS WERE HANGING OUT AT. 


AN HOUR AFTER HANGING OUT AT THIS HOUSE, PRAVIN'S FRIENDS LEFT TO GO TO A BAR AND HE STAYED BEHIND BUT PLANNED TO MEET THEM AT THE BAR, 4 BLOCKS AWAY.

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Let's Meet Later


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:45PMPRAVIN HAD PLANNED TO MEETUP WITH FRIENDS AT A LOCAL BAR LATER THAT NIGHT BUT NEVER SHOWED

Let's Meet Later


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH 10:45PMPRAVIN HAD PLANNED TO MEETUP WITH FRIENDS AT A LOCAL BAR LATER THAT NIGHT BUT NEVER SHOWED

PRAVIN PLANNED TO MEET FRIENDS AT A BAR 4 BLOCKS AWAY


THE BAR WHERE PRAVIN HAD PANNED TO MEET UP WITH FRIENDS LATER THAT NIGHT WAS ONLY 4 BLOCKS AWAY

"LET'S MEET UP LATER"

PRAVIN AN D HIS FRIENDS HANG OUT FOR A WHILE AT A PARTY IN A HOUSE ON 606 W. COLLEGE. PRAVIN'S FRIENDS HAD TO WORK AT A LOCAL BAR CALLED "STIX" THAT NIGHT SO THEY LEFT THE PARTY EARLY, APPROXIMATELY 10:45PM.

THE PLAN WAS FOR PRAVIN TO MEET UP AT STIX, THE LOCAL BAR DOWN THE STREET WITH HIS FRIENDS AFTER LEAVING 606 W. COLLEGE.

PRAVIN'S PLAN WAS TO WALK TO THE BAR WHICH IS WHAT HE ALWAYS DID IN THE PAST

IN THE PAST WHEN PRAVIN WENT FROM 606 W. COLLEGE TO THE BAR WHICH IS 4 BLOCKS AWAY, PRAVIN ALWAYS WALKED. HE NEVER DROVE OR RODE WITH ANYONE.


THAT NIGHT, PRAVIN NEVER MADE IT TO THE BAR

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Pravin Goes Missing


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH THE NEXT DAY PRAVIN IS MISSING

Pravin Goes Missing


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH THE NEXT DAY PRAVIN IS MISSING

AFTER SEARCHING FOR PRAVIN THE NEXT DAY, A MISSING PERSON'S REPORT IS FILED AND IMMEDIATELY BECOMES A NEWS TOP STORY

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH


A SEARCH FOR PRAVIN ENSUES

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ASSIST THE AUTHORITIES IN WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A 6 DAY SEARCH

AFTER COMBING THROUGH THE AREA WHERE PRAVIN WAS LAST SEEN AND FOLLOWING ENDLESS LEADS, PRAVIN COULD NOT BE FOUND.

A TIP FOR A $15,000 REWARD OFFER LEADS AUTHORITIES TO PRAVIN'S LOCATION

IT WASN'T UNTIL THE FAMILY OFFERED A REWARD THAT STARTED AT $5,000 AND ENDED AT $15,000 THAT POLICE RECEIVED A PROMISING TIP THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAD THEM TO WHERE PRAVIN WAS LOCATED.

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Pravin is Found


6 DAYS LATER, FEBRUARY 19THPRAVIN'S BODY IS FOUND 400 YARDS DEEP INSIDE A HEAVILY WOODED AREA

Pravin is Found


6 DAYS LATER, FEBRUARY 19THPRAVIN'S BODY IS FOUND 400 YARDS DEEP INSIDE A HEAVILY WOODED AREA

HIS BODY IS FOUND 2.9 MILES AWAY


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PRAVIN'S BODY IS FOUND IN A WOODED AREA EXACTLY 2.9 MILES AWAY FROM WHERE HE WAS LAST SEEN

  • HIS BODY WAS FOUND 400 YARDS INSIDE OF A WOODED AREA NEXT TO A BUSY HIGHWAY IL-13
  • AT THIS POINT, NO ONE KNOWS HOW OR WHY PRAVIN WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THAT LOCATION, 2.9 MILES AWAY FROM WHERE HE WAST LAST SEEN.
  • A PRESS CONFERENCE IS SET TO ADDRESS LINGERING QUESTIONS

 

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Story of His Death


PRESS CONFERENCE

CARBONDALE POLICE HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THE AFTERNOON OF PRAVIN'S DISCOVERY

Story of His Death


PRESS CONFERENCE

CARBONDALE POLICE HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THE AFTERNOON OF PRAVIN'S DISCOVERY

Police Chief Jody O'Guin giving a statement on behalf of the Carbondale Police at a press conference held the afternoon when Pravin Varughese's body was found.

Police Chief Jody O'Guin giving a statement on behalf of the Carbondale Police at a press conference held the afternoon when Pravin Varughese's body was found.

the afternoon on the day pravin was found, police chief jody o'guin states what they believe happened

"HE WONDERED OFF INTO THE WOODS AFTER A PARTY" -CARBONDALE POLICE

"The difficult terrain and low temperatures are believed to have contributed to Pravin's difficulty finding his way out of the wooded area. There were no obvious signs of trauma that would be caused by any kind of a suspicious means or any kind of altercation. So no outwards signs that we were able to see." JODY O'GUIN, Police Chief

"NO SIGNS OF OBVIOUS TRAUMA THAT WOULD BE CAUSED BY ANY KIND OF SUSPICIOUS MEANS OR ALTERCATION"

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A man comes forward


A TIP LEADS POLICE TO GAEGE BETHUNE

THE LAST MAN TO SEE PRAVIN ALIVE GIVES 2 DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS ON WHAT HAPPENED

A man comes forward


A TIP LEADS POLICE TO GAEGE BETHUNE

THE LAST MAN TO SEE PRAVIN ALIVE GIVES 2 DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS ON WHAT HAPPENED

A MAN COMES FORWARD AFTER A TIP LED THE POLICE TO HIM. this man is gaege bethune, who TURNS OUT TO BE THE LAST PERSON TO ENCOUNTER PRAVIN THAT NIGHT.


gaege bethune GIVES 2 ACCOUNTS OF WHAT HAPPENED the night of is disappearance

MORE TO THE STORY COMES TO LIGHT

A MAN NAMED GAEGE BETHUNE HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH PRAVIN THE NIGHT HE WENT MISSING

A State Trooper pulls over when he see a vehicle on the side of the highway with its hazard lights blinking.


GAEGE BETHUNE'S 1ST STORY

GAEGE BETHUNE'S TELLS THE STATE TROOPER THIS STORY:

“Bethune stated he was headed home when he observed a black male walking eastbound on Route 13. Bethune asked if the pedestrian needed a ride and he said yes. When the pedestrian got in the truck Bethune stated he showed the pedestrian his wallet with some cash in it and stated ‘I can take you anywhere however, I need some money for gas.’ Bethune stated the passenger punched him in the face, jumped out of the truck and ran south into the woods. Bethune stated he ran after the pedestrian but was not able to locate him.” - STATE TROOPER

GAEGE BETHUNE'S 2ND STORY

WHEN QUESTIONED BY DETECTIVES AFTER PRAVIN WAS FOUND, GAEGE BETHUNE GAVE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT OF IS ENCOUNTER WITH PRAVIN

I saw Pravin at 404 W. College walking down the street with no coat. I offered him a ride. As I was driving him to his destination, he was drunk and disoriented and didn't know where to go. I told him that I can no longer drive him around. I pulled over to force him out and we got into a fight. When the cops came, I yelled "COPS!" and Pravin the guy ran into the woods.


GAEGE BETHUNE CLAIMED THAT PRAVIN WAS DRUNK AND DISORIENTED AND DID NOT KNOW WHERE HE WAS GOING

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2nd Autopsy


A 2ND, INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY REVEALS ANOTHER STORY - BLUNT FORCED TRAUMA

Margolis, founder of Autopsy Center of Chicago, said the autopsy he performed found “significant injuries” to Varughese’s face. The sophomore criminal justice major suffered four different blows to the face and head, all of which could not have been caused by a single impact, such as falling on a rock or hitting a tree.

2nd Autopsy


A 2ND, INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY REVEALS ANOTHER STORY - BLUNT FORCED TRAUMA

Margolis, founder of Autopsy Center of Chicago, said the autopsy he performed found “significant injuries” to Varughese’s face. The sophomore criminal justice major suffered four different blows to the face and head, all of which could not have been caused by a single impact, such as falling on a rock or hitting a tree.

Toxicology results - no drugs or alcohol

"Toxicology results show a missing Southern Illinois University student had no alcohol or drugs in his system when he was found dead in Carbondale in February."

A 2ND AUTOPSY CONDUCTED- blunt forced trauma

DR. MARGOLIS, A HARVARD GRADUATE AND FOUNDER OF THE AUTOPSY CENTER OF CHICAGO, WHO IS ALSO A LEADING PATHOLOGIST IN THE COUNTRY REVEAL THAT PRAVIN'S CAUSE OF DEATH IS BLUNT FORCED TRAUMA

Believed by the authorities and the Illinois State's attorney that Pravin's "drunken state" is what led him to wonder into the woods, the evidence from the toxicology report now prove that he was not drunk or high on drugs. With a 2nd autopsy from a highly respected pathologist showing Blunt Forced Trauma as his cause of death, authorities won't look into alternative reason's for Pravin's death and the family would like to know why.

2 YEARS LATER, THE FAMILY IS STILL SEEKING ANSWERS AND WILL NOT STOP UNTIL THE MYSTERY OF HIS DEATH IS RESOLVED.

THEIR SEARCH FOR ANSWERS CONTINUES