Aronno Haque was last seen Monday afternoon around Manhattan’s Union Square Park, police said.
After discovering his personal belongings near the lake, police searched the water for him Tuesday and Wednesday before finding his body, the NYPD said.
Among his belongings was a bag with a suicide note inside of it, police said. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Thursday that he took his own life and said his cause of death was drowning.
Haque was attending Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. and is a Bangladesh native, according to a Reddit post.
When on break from school, he stayed with family members in Queens, police said.
According to a Facebook page set up in his memory, Haque was an only child.