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Body found at Lake Lowndes identified as MUW student from Nepal


Isabelle Altman



A body found Thanksgiving afternoon at Lake Lowndes State Park has been identified as an international student at the Mississippi University for Women. 


Shakar Humagain, 21, was a biology major from Nepal. His body was discovered at about 1:45 p.m. near the lake behind a multi-purpose gym, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.  


His death will most likely be ruled a suicide, Merchant said, though Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is still investigating. 


A spokesperson for Mississippi University for Women confirmed Humagain was a student there.  


"The university family is deeply saddened by the loss of this student," a MUW statement released to The Dispatch said. "We offer our sympathy to his family and to all who knew him. Counselors have been available to members of our university community over the holiday break and will continue in the coming days."




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