Jack Culolias: Missing Arizona State University student Found

UPDATE:   Dec. 16, 2012 – The Tempe Police believe they may have found the body of missing Jack Culolias.  There are two reports that a person reported seeing a body in the river north of Tempe Marketplace on Sunday afternoon, and it was discovered by a private search party that continued to search for Jack.

There has been no positive identification, but the police said the clothing matches what Jack was wearing.  And the body had on one red shoe.

Jack’s body may have been trapped at the bottom of the river basin and finally came to the surface.  Authorities have stated the body appeared to have been in the water for a long time.

UPDATE:  A photo was posted allegedly by Jack’s twin brother, Alex on Facebook showing Jack at the Cadillac Ranch with a beer in hand, according to the Phoenix New Times.  I have not been able to find the photo myself on Alex’s Facebook page, so it may have been posted and taken back down or it could have been posted by some unknown person.

Please note, there is talk that Jack used a fake idea to be able to get into the bar.

Previous story:
Jack Culolias, 19, went missing around 11 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 30 after he was told to leave the restaurant and bar at the Tempe Marketplace.
Jack Culolias
Culolias was attending an event hosted by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the Cadillac Ranch restaurant when he was suspected of being drunk. He was barred from the restaurant and he left leaving his cellphone and credit card behind.

Culolias was not seen leaving the bar or parking lot in surveillance videos, reports ABC 15 news.
When Culolias was not heard from by Sunday, his mother, Grace Culolias reported him missing.

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Location: Cadillac Ranch

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Authorities have searched the north side of the Salt River east of Tempe Town Lake and north of Tempe Marketplace for Jack but he has not been found.
On Tuesday afternoon one of the Culolias’ family members did find a shoe near the water’s edge that they believe belongs to Jack. The police are processing the shoe for DNA.

Investigators have talked to ASU students and staff at the Cadillac Ranch for leads in the case and are now reaching out to the public for information on the whereabouts of Culolias.

Culolias’ mother, stepmother and two brothers from Brea, California arrived in Arizona to help with the search.

“We’re twins, so we share everything, talk about everything; basically, we’re like the same person, so it’s just heartbreaking that my brother’s gone right now, and I just want him back,” said Alex Culolias.

Grace, spoke with ABC News and said she was worried about the hazing rituals during fraternity pledging “hell week” and concerned about Jack. He had told her that he was anxious and expected hazing as part of the fraternity initiation rituals.

The university released a statement to ABC News that stated it “takes a very strong stance against hazing and has zero tolerance for it.”

Anyone with information is urged to call police at 480-965-3456.
A Facebook page called #BringJackHome has been set up for Jack.

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