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posted: 7/5/2011 9:35 AM

Purdue student's body found in N. Indiana lake

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MONTICELLO -- The body of Purdue University student has been found in a northern Indiana lake two days after he was last seen going swimming during a party with friends.

WLFI-TV of Lafayette reports that the Carroll County Sheriff's Department says 22-year-old Sean Matti's body was spotted Tuesday morning floating about 30 yards from the shore of Lake Freeman near Monticello.

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State conservation officers say the Shoreview, Minn., native was last seen about 5 p.m. Sunday and that friends spent six hours looked for Matti before calling police. Hours of searches involving divers and boats continued on Monday.

Matti had been a walk-on running back with Purdue's football team since 2007. Purdue spokesman Tom Schott tells the Journal & Courier that Matti was a scout team player.

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